Information Structures for Scalable Distributed Power Systems

J. Svensson, P. Karlsson, and A. Johnsson (Sweden)

Keywords

Global restructuring of electricity, scalable DPS, realtime operation and information, communication interfaces

Abstract

This paper presents principal design structures for scalable distributed power systems (DPS) focusing on information flow and management enabling "plug and produce" capabilities. The purpose is a general structure that should be appropriate independent of system capacity. The main needs in future market and power system requires a feasible solution that is adequate in scalability and flexibility for managing a high degree of automated functionality. The basic solution is to automate and down-scale the common centralized structure for operating a power system to several DPSs that interact by well-defined hardware and software interfaces. This involves full decentralization that brings an increasing number of automated decision-makers decreasing the size of problems to be solved.

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