Plug & work

Plug & work

Setting up, modification or termination of interoperation between two or more involved parties with minimal effort

Note 1: The interoperability of those involved is assumed.

Note 2: The minimum effort can vary depending on the state of the art.

Note 3: Plug & play and plug & produce are synonyms or similar terms.


  • VDMA Nachrichten 3-2013
  • SGCG Report – Glossary on Interoperability related Terms and Definitions for the Smart Grid, v0.0, 2014-05-27, Final draft (Quelle: GWAC, SGIMM, GWAC GridWise Architecture Council,
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