Distributed Framework for Prototyping of Observability Concepts in Smart Grids

Alexander Prostejovsky, Oliver Gehrke, Anna Magdalena Kosek, Federico Coffele, Ammar S. A. E. Zaher

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Abstract

—Development and testing of distributed monitoring, visualisation, and decision support concepts for future power systems require appropriate modelling tools that represent both the electrical side of the grid, as well as the communication and logical relations between the acting entities. This work presents an Observability Framework for distributed data acquisition and knowledge inference that aims to facilitate the development of these distributed concepts. They are realised as applications that run within the framework and are able to access the information on the grid topology and states via an abstract information model. Data is acquired dynamically over low-level data interfaces that allow for easy integration within heterogeneous environments. A Multi-Agent System platform was chosen for implementation, where agents represent the different electrical and logical grid elements and perform data acquisition, processing, and exchange. The basic capabilities of the framework together with a simple visualisation concept are demonstrated using a simulation of the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) laboratory distribution grid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EDST 2015
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages593-600
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7735-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies - Tech Gate Vienna Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies
LocationTech Gate Vienna Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark GmbH
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period08/09/201511/09/2015

Keywords

  • Smart grids
  • Electric power systems
  • Multiagent systems
  • Observability
  • Distributed control
  • SCADA

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Prostejovsky, A., Gehrke, O., Kosek, A. M., Coffele, F., & Zaher, A. S. A. E. (2015). Distributed Framework for Prototyping of Observability Concepts in Smart Grids. In Proceedings of EDST 2015 (pp. 593-600). IEEE.