NOBEL – A Neighborhood Oriented Brokerage ELectricity and Monitoring System

  • Antonio Marqués
  • Manuel Serrano
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
  • Pedro José Marrón
  • Robert Sauter
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
  • Eleni Kesidou
  • Joel Höglund
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 54)

Abstract

Distributed generation of energy coming from various vendors, even private homes, is a big challenge for tomorrows power management systems that, unlike today, will not dispatch energy centrally or under central control. On the contrary, the production, distribution and management of energy will be treated and optimized in a distributed manner using local data. Even today, parts of the power system are highly nonlinear with fast changing dynamics. It is hard to predict disturbances and undertake countermeasures on time. In existing approaches electricity is distributed to the final users according to its expected estimated demand. Such non-dynamic approaches, are difficult to evolve and can not accommodate rapid changes in the system. By having a cross-layer and open information flow among the different actors involved we can make better and more timely predictions, and inject new dynamics in the system that will lead to better energy management and achieve better energy savings. The NOBEL project is building an energy brokerage system with which individual energy prosumers can communicate their energy needs directly to both large-scale and small-scale energy producers, thereby making energy use more efficient.

Keywords

smart grid smart metering prosumer brokerage system neighborhood management smart city 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Marqués
    • 1
  • Manuel Serrano
    • 1
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 2
  • Pedro José Marrón
    • 3
  • Robert Sauter
    • 3
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
    • 4
  • Eleni Kesidou
    • 4
  • Joel Höglund
    • 5
  1. 1.ETRA Research and DevelopmentSpain
  2. 2.SAP ResearchKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Universität Duisburg-EssenGermany
  4. 4.Centre for Research and TechnologyHellasGreece
  5. 5.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceSweden

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