Virtual smart grid architecture and control framework


Journal Article

In this paper, we present a cloud based virtual Smart Grid (vSG) architecture and its concept design. This novel architecture extends the pervasive virtualization principle to the wide area smart grid sensory, communication, and control systems, and essentially embeds the Smart Grid (SG) into a cloud environment. We particularly design a systematic virtualization mechanism for SG system in three levels: sensors (PMU), substation, and inter-substation. The resulted unified virtualization allows us to extend our existing work in cloud computing to design a vSG control framework. The goal is to provision on-demand virtual real-time systems to support various smart grid applications with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) while achieving economies of scale by decoupling the logical systems from the physical infrastructure. Future research will present typical transmission level applications using Synchrophasors that this vSG framework can encompass. © 2011 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xin, Y; Baldine, I; Chase, J; Beyene, T; Parkhurst, B; Chakrabortty, A

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

  • 2011 Ieee International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Smartgridcomm 2011

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 6

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/SmartGridComm.2011.6102318

Citation Source

  • Scopus