||Analysis and Design of an SOA for Virtual Power Plants
||Poulsen, Bjarne (Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Træholt, Chresten (Electric Power Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||New technologies in the power generation and distribution domain will change the power infrastructure dramatically over the coming years, most significantly increasing efficiency and market penetration of small production units targeted at the end-user market which will lead to a change from a traditionally very centralized power production system to a more distributed production of both heat and power.
The introduction of small scale production units and distributed generation and energy resources to the power domain brings along an array of advantages, but also many challenges since these small units are not easily integrated into the existing power market. As a solution for integrating small production units into the power market and letting the owners of small production units profit on any contribution to the market, the concept of the Virtual Power Plant has been suggested. The Virtual Power Plant aggregates distributed generation and acts on the traditional power market as one power plant on the power market?
The definition of the Virtual Power Plant is far from static and keeps changing as more research projects deals with different areas of the concept. What has been missing so far, in this research area, is an IT
infrastructure that defines which entities the Virtual Power Plant should consist of, the interfaces of these entities and what functionality is needed to provide means of coordination of processes and communication between these entities in order to start realizing the Virtual Power Plant scenario in full scale.
This project will, based on an analysis of the Nordic power market and the business model behind the Virtual Power Plant, propose a prototype of a software framework that supports state-of-the-art Virtual Power Plant models of today and tomorrow, by providing means of coordination of processes and communication between the stakeholders in the Virtual Power Plant.
Creation date: 2009-05-06
Update date: 2009-08-07