Design and Evaluation of an Architecture for Future Smart Grid Service Provisioning
The current Internet evolves to a true Internet of Things where a plethora of heterogeneous devices are connected, communicate with each other and allow the deployment of new intelligent services, creating new ecosystems in diverse domains. One such a domain is the power grid. The increase of distributed renewable electricity generation, e.g. solar cells and wind turbines, requires new energy management systems where real-time measurements and communication between end users, suppliers and utilities are vital. To address this need, the authors propose a common service architecture that allows houses with renewable energy generation and smart energy devices to plug into a distributed energy management system, integrated with the public power grid.