Towards Service-Oriented and Intelligent Microgrids

Ilche Georgievski*, Laura Fiorini, Marco Aiello

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The current energy transition implies fundamental changes in energy
systems, in both their structure and operation. In this context,
microgrids have the potential to reshape the traditional power grid,
empowering the role of small-scale renewable power generators towards
more sustainable, cost-effective, and reliable energy systems.
Microgrids are operated by energy management systems whose development
is driven mainly by the contributions of technologies for
distributed energy resources and techniques for optimal planning
of loads. Yet, little attention is given to the design of such systems
as software tools, whose capabilities are often limited because of
a monolithic structure. We postulate that such systems need to
intertwine both perspectives if microgrids are going to become
a realised potential. We therefore propose a novel design of an
energy management system that considers both perspectives and
is based on the principles of service-orientation. We implement
the proposed design into a service-oriented energy management
system prototype and we run simulations with real data to test its
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPPIS 2020: 3rd International Conference on Applications of Intelligent System
EditorsNicolai Petkov, Nicola Strisciuglio, Carlos M. Travieso-González
PublisherACM New York, NY, USA
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7630-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-7630-3
Publication statusPublished - 22-Jan-2020
EventThe 3rd International Conference on Applications of Intelligent Systems : APPIS 2020 - Museo Elder, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 7-Jan-20209-Jan-2020


ConferenceThe 3rd International Conference on Applications of Intelligent Systems
Abbreviated titleAPPIS 2020
CityLas Palmas de Gran Canaria
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