A highly-dynamic and distributed operational framework for smart energy networks

George Lyberopoulos, Eleni Theodoropoulou, Ioanna Mesogiti, Prodromos Makris, Emmanouel Varvarigos

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Abstract

The intense environmental concern regarding the CO2 footprint of the energy sector entails the higher Renewable Energy Sources (RES) share in the energy mix of the global production profile. Currently, energy is produced and distributed under a centralized framework preventing small electricity producers from participating in the electricity market, unless they are part of larger energy associations, the administration of which necessitates the exploitation of new energy and ICT technologies. The VIMSEN project introduces a highly dynamic and distributed market framework, in which new market players will emerge and the current energy market ecosystem will be modified. The framework is primarily based on the concept of Virtual Micro-Grids (VMGs) and on the active participation of renewable energy prosumers. This position paper aims to analyze the VIMSEN ecosystem in a conceptual way and introduce novel market actors as well as their responsibilities that enable the implementation of beyond state-of-the-art ICT frameworks and business models in future liberalized energy markets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
EditorsNikos Passas, George Koudouridis, Ozgur B. Akan, Burak Kantarci
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages120-124
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479957255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 Dec 20143 Dec 2014
Conference number: 19th
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Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks 2014
Abbreviated titleCAMAD 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period1/12/143/12/14
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Keywords

  • demand response
  • distributed energy market
  • energy prosumer
  • micro-grid aggregator
  • renewable energy sources
  • RES integration
  • virtual micro-grids

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