Controlling entity ICT reference architecture: distributed control architecture for distributed systems

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Automatic control by controlling entities (aggregators and local controllers) enables Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to participate in the operation of the power grid. This helps to solve the problems of reliability and efficiency caused by the intermittent production of weather dependent energy sources, and the lack of control by system operators, caused by the increasing share of distributed energy sources. A DER ICT architecture and controlling entity ICT architecture are required to enable automatic control. The paper aims to describe the software components required for a generic scalable controlling entity ICT architecture, which does not require additional work for additional DERs and DER types. The paper presents concepts and ideas for the ICT architecture, and a case study illustrating the use of the ICT architecture, and the capabilities of the architecture. The plug ‘n’ play section describes self-healing and topology filtering for automatic setup and robust operation of control algorithms as part of the controlling entity ICT architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Ieee 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (cpe-powereng 2018)
Number of pages6
Publication date2018
StatePublished - 2018
Event12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 10 Apr 201812 Apr 2018


Conference12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

  • Smart grid, Distributed systems, Communication infrastructure, Network discovery, Communication negotiation, Service discovery, Capability discovery, IEC 61850, OpenADR, Serialization, Communication middleware, Control algorithms, Case study, Plug 'n' play, Self-healing, Topology filtering
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