Significant increase in renewable energy production and new forms of consumption has enormous impact to the electrical power grid operation. A Smart Energy Grid (SEG) is needed to overcome the challenge of a sustainable and reliable energy supply by merging advanced ICT and control techniques to interact with the power grid. In SEG, distributed intelligence plays an important role to alleviate significantly consequences from uncertain power supply and changing load demand. This paper presents the state-of-the-art utilisations of distributed intelligence in SEG. Insufficient consideration of so-called proactive behaviour limits such SEG only to near real-time control functions and local optimisation of particular problems. This paper addresses a need for having a comprehensive research on anticipatory, change-oriented and self-initiated capabilities of SEG.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2013), 9-10 May 2013, Aachen, Germany|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|