Multi-agent systems (MAS) are able to cope with complex tasks in various areas of ICT4RobustGriddaily life.An application field is the electric power grid and research approaches towards smart grids. Due to the increased complexity, sole control by the human seems impossible and thus high- performance  assistance control systems are required. In order to use multi-agent systems, an efficient and fault-tolerant ICT infrastructure that is feasible for the task of remote control solutions, is needed. ICT4RobustGrid analyses existing communication technologies and protocols and compares them with the requirements of a MAS and smart grid applications and provides a road map for a possible transition from a centralized to a decentralized control system in the power supply grid. The results of the project  pointed out, among other, weaknesses and strengths of wireless and wireline communication technologies – in relation to bandwidth, error rate, traffic congestion, signal attenuation, security, quality of service etc.- and will be significantly useful for further research, as far as the communication between customers’ gateway, appliances and DSO controller is concerned.

ICT4RobustGrid Transition Roadmap

ICT4RobustGrid Transition Roadmap

  • M. Meisel, E. Xypolytou, G. Kienesberger, A. Prostejovsky: ICT4RobustGrid – ICT requirements for operation of advanced and robust smart grids. in Tagungsband der Smart Gridsl Week 2014 (invited), S. 1, Graz, 2014. http://www.energiesystemederzukunft.at/edz_pdf/events/20140522_sgw14_poster_23_ict4robustgrid.pdf 
  • Gawron-Deutsch, T.; Widder, T.; „Approaching Verification and Validation Challenges in Smart Grids”, Okt. 2014, Proceedings of the ComForEn 2014, Vienna http://energyit.ict.tuwien.ac.at/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ComForEn_2014_Tagungsband.pdf
  • M. Faschang,T. Kaufmann, G. Kienesberger, J. Marchgraber,A. Prostejovsky,E. Xypolytou (alphabetical order) “Agent-based Decentralization of Applications in Distributed Smart Grid Systems”: 2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies, Sept, Vienna, Austria
  • Faschang, Mario; Xypolytou, Evangelia; Meisel, Marcus; Wendt, Alexander; Kaufmann, Thomas; Litzlbauer, Markus; Marchgraber, Jürgen; Bibl, Matthias; Prostejovsky, Alexander; Gawron-Deutsch, Tobias; Kienesberger, Georg; „Transition Roadmap — from centralized to massively decentralized grid control systems“, Nov. 2014, Wissenschaftlicher Bericht für die FFG, Eigenverlag des Institut für Computertechnik der TU Wien, Energy&IT Group, (2015), Herausgeber: Dipl.-Ing. Marcus Meisel, Bakk. techn., 75p. (WEB: ICT4RobustGrid Transition Roadmap ) ISBN: 978-3-200-04337-4

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