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Piotrowski, K. and Casaca, A. and Gerards, M.E.T. and Jongerden, M.R. and Melo, F. and Garrido, D. and Geers, M. and Peralta, J. (2016) A hierarchical architecture for an energy management system. In: The 10th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2016, 6-9 Nov 2016, Belgrade, Serbia. 109. IET digital library. ISBN 978-1-78561-406-4

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This paper introduces an innovative energy management system architecture for Smart Grids, designed in the European 7th framework program project e-balance. The architecture is hierarchical and fractal-like, which results in better scalability and reuse of algorithms and programming code for energy management. It supports both micro-grids and distributed energy resources. The system is structured into two main parts – the communication platform and the energy management platform. The former provides a common data exchange layer, while the latter provides the local energy management logic, currently supporting energy balancing and grid resilience services. The system is being deployed in two pilots: in Portugal and in the Netherlands, where use cases on energy balancing, grid monitoring and grid reliability will be demonstrated.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-DACS: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems, EWI-CAES: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems
Research Program:CTIT-General
Research Project:E-BALANCE: Balancing energy production and consumption in energy efficient smart neighbourhoods
ID Code:27185
Deposited On:24 January 2017
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