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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4824-4843;

Distributed Semantic Architecture for Smart Grids

Deusto Institute of Technology, University of Deusto, Avenida de las Universidades 24, Vizcaya, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
Department of Computing Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå SE-901 87, Sweden
Electrical Engineering Department, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Delegacin Tlalpan, Mexico City 09340, Mexico
Indra Systems Inc., 35 Avenida De Bruselas, Alcobendas, Madrid 28108, Spain
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Received: 9 October 2012 / Revised: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 November 2012 / Published: 20 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Grid and the Future Electrical Network)
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The smart grid revolution demands a huge effort in redesigning and enhancing current power networks, as well as integrating emerging scenarios such as distributed generation, renewable energies or the electric vehicle. This novel situation will cause a huge flood of data that can only be handled, processed and exploited in real-time with the help of cutting-edge ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). We present here a new architecture that, contrary to the previous centralised and static model, distributes the intelligence all over the grid by means of individual intelligent nodes controlling a number of electric assets. The nodes own a profile of the standard smart grid ontology stored in the knowledge base with the inferred information about their environment in RDF triples. Since the system does not have a central registry or a service directory, the connectivity emerges from the view of the world semantically encoded by each individual intelligent node (i.e., profile + inferred information). We have described a use-case both with and without real-time requirements to illustrate and validate this novel approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grids; architecture; semantic; distributed control smart grids; architecture; semantic; distributed control

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Penya, Y.K.; Nieves, J.C.; Espinoza, A.; Borges, C.E.; Peña, A.; Ortega, M. Distributed Semantic Architecture for Smart Grids . Energies 2012, 5, 4824-4843.

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