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Title: Cloud Computing for the Grid: GridControl: A Software Platform to Support the Smart Grid

Abstract

GENI Project: Cornell University is creating a new software platform for grid operators called GridControl that will utilize cloud computing to more efficiently control the grid. In a cloud computing system, there are minimal hardware and software demands on users. The user can tap into a network of computers that is housed elsewhere (the cloud) and the network runs computer applications for the user. The user only needs interface software to access all of the cloud’s data resources, which can be as simple as a web browser. Cloud computing can reduce costs, facilitate innovation through sharing, empower users, and improve the overall reliability of a dispersed system. Cornell’s GridControl will focus on 4 elements: delivering the state of the grid to users quickly and reliably; building networked, scalable grid-control software; tailoring services to emerging smart grid uses; and simulating smart grid behavior under various conditions.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Cornell University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1046624
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Electricity Network Integration; Electricity Transmission & Distribution; GENI; ARPA-E

Citation Formats

None. Cloud Computing for the Grid: GridControl: A Software Platform to Support the Smart Grid. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
None. Cloud Computing for the Grid: GridControl: A Software Platform to Support the Smart Grid. United States.
None. Wed . "Cloud Computing for the Grid: GridControl: A Software Platform to Support the Smart Grid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1046624.
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abstractNote = {GENI Project: Cornell University is creating a new software platform for grid operators called GridControl that will utilize cloud computing to more efficiently control the grid. In a cloud computing system, there are minimal hardware and software demands on users. The user can tap into a network of computers that is housed elsewhere (the cloud) and the network runs computer applications for the user. The user only needs interface software to access all of the cloud’s data resources, which can be as simple as a web browser. Cloud computing can reduce costs, facilitate innovation through sharing, empower users, and improve the overall reliability of a dispersed system. Cornell’s GridControl will focus on 4 elements: delivering the state of the grid to users quickly and reliably; building networked, scalable grid-control software; tailoring services to emerging smart grid uses; and simulating smart grid behavior under various conditions.},
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year = {Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2012},
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