Facilitating a generic communication interface to distributed energy resources: Mapping IEC 61850 to RESTful services

Anders Bro Pedersen, Einar Bragi Hauksson, Peter Bach Andersen, Bjarne Poulsen, Chresten Træholt, Dieter Gantenbein

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    Abstract

    As the power system evolves into a smarter and more flexible state, so must the communication technologies that support it. A key requirement for facilitating the distributed production of future grids is that communication and information are standardized to ensure interoperability. The IEC 61850 standard, which was originally aimed at substation automation, has been expanded to cover the monitoring and control of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). By having a consistent and well-defined data model the standard enables a DER aggregator, such as a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), in communicating with a broad array of DERs. If the data model of IEC 61850 is combined with a set of contemporary web protocols, it can result in a major shift in how DERs can be accessed and coordinated. This paper describes how IEC 61850 can benefit from the REpresentational State Transfer (REST) service concept and how a server using these technologies can be used to interface with DERs as diverse as Electric Vehicles (EVs) and micro Combined Heat and Power (μCHP) units.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFirst IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010
    Number of pages61
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2010
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6510-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventFirst IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010 - Gaithersburg, USA
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
    Conference number: 1

    Conference

    ConferenceFirst IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010
    Number1
    CityGaithersburg, USA
    Period01/01/2010 → …

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    Keywords

    • Energy resources
    • IEC standards
    • Power grids
    • Open systems

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    Pedersen, A. B., Hauksson, E. B., Andersen, P. B., Poulsen, B., Træholt, C., & Gantenbein, D. (2010). Facilitating a generic communication interface to distributed energy resources: Mapping IEC 61850 to RESTful services. In First IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMARTGRID.2010.5622020