Smart Grid Services

Project Description

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will play an important role in the emerging smart grid, which in turn will enable a two-way flow of information and electricity. The two-way data exchange will make it possible to better (or optimal) coordination between the different entities of the power grid. Moreover, an important goal of smart grid is efficient integration of distributed energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels into the power grid. Therefore new services are required that enhance the operation of the power grid and enable new services such as self-healing power grid. In this project we investigate communication-enabled applications within smart grid. In particular we focus on self-organizing methods and mechanism, which enable the different entities in the smart grid to take decisions in an autonomous and distributed way. Because it is almost impossible to test new methods in real power grid, simulation will play a key role in the development and assessment of new methods for the next generation power grid. Especially for applications that require real time communication, it is important to integrated simulation of power and communication systems into single framework. This way, it is possible to evaluate new inventions under realistic simulation environment and to have better understanding of systems behavior.

Project Period

    2012-02-01 – 2016-08-31

Project Members

  1. Abdalkarim Awad, Peter Bazan und Reinhard German, “Privacy Aware Demand Response and Smart Metering,” Proceedings of the IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring, First International Workshop on Integrating Communications, Control, Computing Technologies for Smart Grid (ICT4SG), Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 1-15, Mai 2015  
  2. Abdalkarim Awad, Marco Pruckner, Peter Bazan und Reinhard German, “On the Profit Enhancement and State Estimation Services in the Smart Grid,” Proceedings of the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, Washington DC/USA, pp. 1-5, Februar 2014  
  3. Abdalkarim Awad, Peter Bazan und Reinhard German, “SGsim: a Simulation Framework for Smart Grid Applications,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON 2014), Dubrovnik, Croatia, pp. 730-736, Mai 2014  
  4. Abdalkarim Awad, Peter Bazan und Reinhard German, “Profit Enhancement Through Optimized Operation of Photovoltaic Systems with Elastic Demand,” IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2013, Hong Kong, pp. 1-6, Dezember 2013  
  5. Abdalkarim Awad, Peter Bazan und Reinhard German, “Exploiting Day-Ahead Electricity Price for Maximized Profit of Photovoltaic Systems,” IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies (SG-TEP 2012), Nürnberg, pp. 1-4, Dezember 2012  
  6. Marco Pruckner, Abdalkarim Awad und Reinhard German, A Study on the Impact of Packet Loss and Latency on Real-Time Demand Response in Smart Grid,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Anaheim (California), pp. 1486-1490, Dezember 2012  
  7. Abdalkarim Awad, Peter Bazan und Reinhard German, “Abstract-Based Methodology for Modeling and Simulation of Smart Grid Components,” Proceedings of the UKSim 6th European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation, Malta, pp. 305-310, November 2012  
  8. Abdalkarim Awad und Reinhard German, “Self-Organizing Smart Grid Services,” International Workshop on Technologies and Applications for Smart Cities (I-TASC), Paris, pp. 205-210, September 2012