CABA Information Series
IS-2004-23: XML Web Service in Utility Automation
Software vendors and IT departments in the "business" community have adopted the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and XML Web Services paradigm as the de facto standard for loosely integrating computing systems. Utility company automation system managers, managers charged with the task of maintaining a reliable power grid, are beginning to recognize the benefits of loosely coupled system integration. In this paper, originally published in the March/April 2004 edition of Electric Energy T&D Magazine, Gridlogix describe how XML Web Services, a standards-based integration technology, will allow system managers to leverage existing monitoring and control systems and rapidly integrate them with new automation technologies and external business applications.