Design principles and requirements for the ICT of Future Smart Energy Systems

Konferenz: VDE-Kongress 2012 - Intelligente Energieversorgung der Zukunft
05.11.2012 - 06.11.2012 in Stuttgart, Deutschland

Tagungsband: VDE-Kongress 2012

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Eger, Kolja (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany)
Mohr, Werner (Nokia Siemens Networks Management International GmbH, Munich, Germany)

The information and communication technology (ICT) is a key enabling technology for Smart Grids. With respect to very short innovation cycles for ICT compared to longer innovation cycles for the transition of the energy system there is a huge challenge to develop and exploit the potential of future ICT and their application in a future intelligent energy system. Different ICT technologies, such as Internet of Things or Cloud Computing are intensively being discussed. They can be summarized under the term „Future Internet“. The EU project FINSENY is investigating the potential of Future Internet concepts and technologies in particular for Smart Energy systems. A series of design principles and the necessary ICT are developed, which are described in this paper. These design principles such as open interfaces, security-by-design, simplicity, maintenance, auto-configuration and modularity are of general nature. They will remain despite technology developments. Furthermore, several design principles are not only applicable to ICT but also they are also related to design principles of intelligent energy systems like decentralized energy generation systems.