Date Added: Sep 2009
The use of the Internet in conjunction with Web-based technologies provides potentials for optimizing the operation of distributed energy systems. Both energy providers as well as energy consumers benefit from innovations in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). By communicating all relevant processes, like meter reading, grid monitoring and management, to the electric grids' endpoints, an overall smarter energy market can be established. For large-scale deployments, specific requirements regarding resource efficiency, reliability and security need to be met. This paper provides an overview of current trends in the state-of-the-art of Web-based technologies and correlates them to future energy systems.