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Distributed Power Generation: Requirements and Recommendations for an ICT Architecture

Summary: Distributed Power Generation: Requirements and
Recommendations for an ICT Architecture
Ludger Winkels, Jan-Patrick Osterloh, Fabian Grüning, Martin Tröschel,
Dave Boers, Tanja Schmedes, Mathias Uslar
{surname}@offis.de, OFFIS e.V., Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg, Ger-
Abstract: Contemporary power distribution faces various new challenges.
Most of those challenges have a strong impact on the ICT-structure re-
quired and on system architecture. This contribution briefly introduces
changes and requirements imposed, both for trading and distribution of
power. On this basis, alternatives for ICT architectures are discussed, rec-
ommendations are made on implementation choices for a meaningful sus-
tainable solution, and communication and security challenges are ad-
Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), distrib-
uted generation, energy management systems (EMS) , IEC standards
1 Power Generation and Distribution
1.1 New kinds of energy
The previous kind of energy generation was based upon chemical or
physical conversion of resources that will eventually expire like burning


Source: Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen - Department für Informatik, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences