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Smart grid futures: Perspectives on the integration of energy and ICT services

Mourshed, Monjur, Robert, Sylvain, Ranalli, Andrea, Messervey, Thomas, Reforgiato, Diego, Contreau, Regis, Becue, Adrien, Quinn, Kevin, Rezgui, Yacine and Lennard, Zia 2015. Smart grid futures: Perspectives on the integration of energy and ICT services. Presented at: 7th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2015, Dubai, UAE, 28 - 31 March 2015. Energy Procedia. Elsevier, pp. 1132-1137. 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.531

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Abstract

The entire electricity infrastructure and associated socio-technical system including transmission and distribution networks, the system operator, suppliers, generators, consumers and market mechanisms will need to evolve to realize the full potential of smart-grids. At the heart of this evolution is the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) and energy infrastructures for increasingly decentralized development, monitoring and management of a resilient grid. This paper identifies the challenges of integration and four key areas of future research and development at the intersection of energy and ICT: standards-based interoperability, reliability and security, decentralized and self-organizing grid architecture, and innovative business models to unlock the potential of the energy value chain. The ideas postulated here are envisaged to act as a starting-point for future R&D direction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1876-6102
Funders: European Commission
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:19
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/75883

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