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Advanced Computational Electricity Systems(ACES)

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INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE FOR EMERGING GRIDS

Mitch Costley

Managing distributed energy sources, energy storage, and consumer’s active behavior coupled with sustainability objectives, requires significant changes in the architecture and technologies used to control the electricity infrastructure. Electricity consumers are evolving into economically motivated “prosumers” that not only consume, but can also produce and store electricity. Prosumers can become smart energy ecosystems if they are equipped with technology and intelligence that allow them to achieving their own objectives.

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE FOR EMERGING GRIDS

In this project we investigate energy ecosystems from large interconnections to homes as modeled as prosumers. It shows that the emerging interactions and transactions related to electrical energy can be implemented using a prosumer-based architecture. We study prosumer-based service-oriented architectures that are remarkably flexible and scalable, and which would ultimately enable flexible business paradigm across the industry.

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Last revised on Aug. 25, 2011