The Current/OS foundation promotes adoption, provides and further develops an OPEN standard system for Direct Current (DC) distribution to improve resilience, sustainability, and safety of energy distribution.
The Current/OS Foundation develops an ecosystem of manufacturers of compatible products
The Current/OS Foundation provides FREE access to IP under NON-DISCRIMINATORY terms to the electrical market actors : sources and loads manufacturers, design consultants and integrators, academics and research centers, users and services providers.
The Current/OS foundation works to ensure SAFETY and effectiveness of multi sources DC applications and identify the gaps in STANDARDS and work them out to reach CONSENSUS.
The electrical dependency of our society, resilience of our electrical grid to take care of peaks in supply and demand, and power availability, are a growing concern as the electrical energy demand is expected to at least duplicate in the coming years. We foresee a future with a variety of electrical sources right where we live and work.
The Current/OS Set of Rules defines DC (direct current) microgrids with a native opportunistic behaviour (an automatic response to power availability). It allows us to achieve the energy transition goals we, as a society, have set for ourselves. The Current/OS Foundation assures the availability of this set of rules to any product manufacturer.
The Current/OS Set of Rules for active DC microgrids focuses on congestion management, safety, resilience, and cybersecurity and does not require central real-time control. This Operated System is regarded by ABB, Eaton and Schneider Electric as the proper basis for a global rollout of decentralized DC grids and can play a major role in the energy transition. ABB, Eaton and Schneider Electric jointly decided to make this proven "Operated System" available to any product manufacturer around the globe, to secure compatibility of its product(s) with any DC microgrid running on the Current/OS protocol. The open and independent Foundation was set up to make the necessary Intellectual Property available to any Adopter wishing to participate.
Microgrids based on DC and solid state technology to provide congestion management, resilience & safety
Circl Building – ABN AMRO Amsterdam
The first commercial building in the world with a DC microgrid based Current OS commissioned in 2017.
N470 – Provincial Road
Designing and assisting during installation of a DC grid, combining PV, Storage, Public Lighting as well as island mode AC, Eaton has succeeded to show that combining sources is a lot...
Public Lighting Projects 2016-2021
CityTec has installed a variety of Current OS based DC public Lighting systems. Citytec is available to assist in the design of such systems in other world areas.
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Welcome Direct Energy Partners (DEP) !
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EMerge Alliance and Current OS Foundation Signed Collaboration Agreement
Welcome Fuji Electric !
Visit us at INTERSOLAR Munich - May 11th to May 13th 2022
Welcome LEM !
Welcome ABB !
Current OS accepted as a Category A liaison of the IEC
Welcome Cascara Energy
Welcome Smart Grid BV
Welcome Alencon Systems
Welcome Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen
Fresh from the Press! Our first Bulletin.
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The Marketing Working Group consisting of Yannick Neyret, Mark Kousman, Dirk Kaisers and Michiel Arnoldy are happy to announce that the newly designed website went life today. HAPPY READING!
Silver Adopters Manual version 1.0 was released today.
The Technical Working Group consisting of Ronald Niehof, Harry Stokman, Panos Kolios, Marina Lisnyak and Yannick Neyret finalized the first release of the Silver Adopters Manual. Silver...
Bronze Adopters Manual version 1.0 was released today.
The Technical Working Group consisting of Ronald Niehof, Harry Stokman, Panos Kolios, Marina Lisnyak and Yannick Neyret finalized the first release of the Bronze Adopters Manual. Bronze...
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