Within the project's scope we only looked at a selection of glossaries, taking into account the following:

According to these aspects the selection was restricted to seven glossaries. These have been taken from online publications of the relevant commissions or have been made available by participants of the projects in the form of CSV lists.

These glossaries contain a combined number of around 1200 defined terms and term candidates. Taking existing sources such as the DIN TERMinology Portal, the IEV and the ISO Online Browsing Platform into account, the interfaces between the glossaries were analysed. This involved aggregating the glossaries in a single terminology management system and modelling them descriptively. The next step is going to be the identification of homonyms and synonyms, so that common concepts can be identified.

E-Energy-Glossar (DKE/ GAK 111.0.5)

This glossary is created within the framework of the joint working group DKE GAK 111.0.5 "Terms for the Smart Energy System" ("Begriffe zum intelligenten Energiesystem"). Completion of the E-energy glossary shall be published as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS), and the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary of the IEC is intended to be updated with the PAS's. content.
A unique feature of this glossary is its publication during the creation process. The glossary can be retrieved as a list of terms, definitions and translations, and commented on, at The toolkit iglos – the intelligent glossary ( will be used to create a systematic knowledge system that clarifies the relations between the concepts.
On completion of the E-energy glossary a binding, fully specified terminology for the intelligent energy system will be developed, covering its terminology starting at its central and most general term system down to its components. The system components will also be treated as energy systems, which in turn contain further components. Further components of this system are interfaces, whose material, energetic and informational input and output attributes will be exchanged with the system environment. The environment including its characteristic natural and cultural properties is also included in the terminological presentation of the energy system.
The current number of terms in the E-energy glossary is 852, of which some have been specified and defined for the first time. Many terms, however, refer back to existing sources, such as the working area of the Expert Group 3 of the Smart Grid Task Force of the European Commission, the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary and various ISO and DIN standards.

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Glossary of the VDE, FNN, MessSystem 2020 (Design Guidelines for Applications)

The glossary Design Guidelines (ger. Designregeln) is managed by a working group in the forum for the development of network technology and network operation (Forum zur Weiterentwicklung von Netztechnik und Netzbetrieb) of the VDE (German association of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology). It is intended to be used in the metering market within the project MessSystem 2020 (en. MeteringSystem) for the creation of customer requirements specifications for the Smart Meter Gateway, and will be prepended to these documents in the form of an introductory glossary. The guidelines will focus on the terminology of the following areas:

The spectrum of documents that need to be created and those that have already been published can be seen in the online publication "FNN-Projekt 'MessSystem 2020'" at

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Glossary for E-Mobility (DKE Standardisation Roadmaps)

This glossary stems from the German and the English versions of the German Standardisation Roadmap Electromobility. These roadmaps were created on commission from Working Group 4 of Standardisation and Certification of the National Platform Electromobility (NPE AG 4) and are targeted at the expert audience such as vehicle manufacturers, electrical industry, energy suppliers, network operators, information network providers, associations and politicians. Their nature is informative in that they supply a good overview over current activities in the areas of electromobility in Germany and present topics and concepts of importance for the integration of these new technologies. Their main areas of interest are:

The main goal of this consolidation is to prevent a multitude of parallel and separate activities in the area of electromobility in different standardisation committees and in different industrial sectors.
The glossary encompasses the names and definitions of the most important system concepts of electromobility, such as:

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Legislative Glossary (EnWG, EEG)


This glossary is from Par. 3 Definitions (ger. Begriffsbestimmungen) of the Law on the Preference of Renewable Energy (Gesetz für den Vorrang Erneuerbarer Energien, EEG) und explains "in terms of this law" (Par. 3, 1) the most important terms used in the area of the energy industry within the jurisdiction of this law: renewable energy sources, energy production, energy storage, energy transmission and energy distribution.
The goal of the EEG is the sustainable development of energy production, the promotion of development of energy generation technology for generating electricity from renewable energy, and the reduction of the economic cost of energy supply through integration of long-term external effects (Par. 1, 1). Its scope is the regulation of the integration of electricity generation plants for renewable energy into the general energy supply network within the Federal Republic of Germany, and the regulation of the preferred, subsidised purchase, transmission and distribution of this energy by the network operators.


This glossary is from Par. 3 Definitions (german Begriffsbestimmungen) of the Law on the electricity and gas supply (Gesetz über die Elektrizitäts- und Gasversorgung, Energiewirtschaftsgesetz, EnWG). This law contains the basic regulations for "implementation and execution [...] of grid-bound energy supply" (Par. 1, 3) for the purposes of safe, affordable, consumer-friendly, efficient and environmentally friendly public provision of gas and electricity based on renewable energy (Par. 1, 1). Par. 3 of the glossary contains the important terms of the energy industry within the jurisdiction of this law: energy sources, energy production and storage, energy distribution and transmission, energy supply and consumption and energy marketing.

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Glossary of IEC 61508-4 (GK 914)

This glossary is part of the international series of safety base standards for functional safety IEC 61508 (adopted in Germany as DIN EN 61508 (VDE 0803)), Part 4 – Definitions and Abbreviations (IEC 61508-4:2010). This standard was first published in 1998; parts were edited and re-published in 2000. A new edition was released in 2010, of which the German translation became available in February 2011. The European Committee for Standardisation (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) adopted this standard in 2001 without changes as EN 61508. Previous draft versions were E DIN EN 61508-4 (VDE 0803-4):2009-06 and E DIN IEC 61508 (VDE 0803-4):2006-07. The relevant national committee for this standard in Germany is the GK 914 "Functional safety of electrical/eletronic/programmable electronic systems (E/E/PES) for the protection of people and the environment" of the DKE German Commission Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology in DIN and VDE.
The glossary is called "Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems – Part 4: Definitions and abbreviations". It contains definitions and descriptions of the concepts used in Parts 1 through 7 of the series of standards IEC 61508. This includes:

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Glossary of the Open Metering System Group(OMS-Group)

This is the glossary from the Open Metering System Specification, which constitutes the work product of the Open Metering System Group (OMS-Group) in the area of standardisation of Smart Metering. The Open Metering System group is a community of interest of manufacturers of metering equipment for billing purposes, with regard to the following product groups and activities:

Members of this organisation are the Federal Association of Gas and Water providers (Bundesvereinigung der Firmen im Gas- und Wasserfach e.V., FIGAWA) in Cologne, KNX Association in Diegem in Belgium, and the Central Association of the Electrical and Electronic Industry (Zentralverband der Eletrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e. V., ZVEI) in Frankfurt/Main.
OMS Group is not a standardisation body, but an association that supports the standardisation efforts of national and international standardisation organisations (DKE, DIN, CEN, CENELEC, ISO, IEC, VDE, etc.). In addition, OMS Group is also the central lobby organisation with respect to politics, governments, the network regulator, the Federal Institute for Metrology, as well as the central contact for all smart metering interest groups.
In creating the OMS specifications, the OMS Group is expected to create an overall standard for interoperable communications between meters and interfaces, encompassing all system media, such as electricity, gas, heating and water. Interoperable communications means that all devices use the same language for data transmissions and understand each other, independent of manufacturer and metering mode. Key aspects are terminology from the areas of Open Metering System, communication between meters and gateways (primary communication), communication between gateways and networks (tertiary communication).

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Smart Home Glossary (DKE Smart Home & Building)

This is the Smart Home + Building glossary from the DKE German Commission Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology in DIN and VDE. Smart Home and Smart Building address the issue of the end user as both consumer and producer of energy. This makes the Smart Home one of the most vital components in the Smart Grid, which have to be integrated via Smart Metering technology. This in turn requires an increased degree of automation in buildings. Smart Home can be divided into the following topics, which are reflected in the glossary:

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