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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleSoftware architecture for Smart Metering systems with Virtual Power Plant
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVukmirović, S., A. Erdeljan, F. Kulić, and S. Luković
Conference NameProceedings of the 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON2010)
Date PublishedApril
Conference LocationLa Valleta, Malta

This paper presents a novel architecture for Smart Metering systems which enables their seamless, secure and efficient integration in wider SmartGrid software structures. Smart metering solutions represent one of the fastest evolving areas in the field of power distribution systems. There is an extensive interest of leading software vendors in the field, for development of architectures that can efficiently manage transmission, processing and storing of tremendous amount of data produced by such metering devices deployed at the end-end side. The integration of these systems into existing power system software architectures (outage management, workforce management, etc.) represents a major challenge for research community. In such an environment it is extremely important to adopt standardized data exchange mechanisms. The proposed architecture is conceived as modular and scalable structure so that it can help implementation of novel power distribution concepts such as Virtual Power Plants (VPPs). The proposed architecture has been successfully tested and verified in real-life operation as one of modules of Smart Metering system named Meter Data Management (MDM) developed by Telvent DMS Llc, Serbia.