Smart Grid Futures: Perspectives on the Integration of Energy and ICT Services

Monjur Mourshed, Sylvain Robert, Andrea Ranalli, Thomas Messervey, Diego Reforgiato, Régis Contreau, Adrien Becue, Kevin Quinn, Yacine Rezgui, Zia Lennard

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The entire electricity infrastructure and associated socio-technical system including transmission and distribution networks, the system operator, suppliers, generators, consumers and market mechanisms will need to evolve to realize the full potential of smart-grids. At the heart of this evolution is the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) and energy infrastructures for increasingly decentralized development, monitoring and management of a resilient grid. This paper identifies the challenges of integration and four key areas of future research and development at the intersection of energy and ICT: standards-based interoperability, reliability and security, decentralized and self-organizing grid architecture, and innovative business models to unlock the potential of the energy value chain. The ideas postulated here are envisaged to act as a starting-point for future RandD direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1137
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event7th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 28 Mar 201531 Mar 2015


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