This paper introduces an innovative energy management system architecture for Smart Grids, designed in the European 7th framework program project e-balance. The architecture is hierarchical and fractal-like, which results in better scalability and reuse of algorithms and programming code for energy management. It supports both micro-grids and distributed energy resources. The system is structured into two main parts – the communication platform and the energy management platform. The former provides a common data exchange layer, while the latter provides the local energy management logic, currently supporting energy balancing and grid resilience services. The system is being deployed in two pilots: in Portugal and in the Netherlands, where use cases on energy balancing, grid monitoring and grid reliability will be demonstrated.
|Title of host publication||The 10th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2016|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||IET Digital Library|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2016|
|Publisher||IET digital library|
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/609132