A distributed ICT architecture for continuous frequency control

Christian Giovanelli, Olli Kilkki, Antti Alahäivälä, Ilkka Seilonen, Matti Lehtonen, Valeriy Vyatkin

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The active participation of consumers in frequency control can mitigate the negative effects of variable renewable generation in a power system. This study aims at designing a distributed information and communication technology architecture for automated demand response. The distributed architecture enables a set of consumers to perform frequency control while being coordinated by an aggregator. Moreover, decision-making algorithms are designed to enable the demand response to participate in frequency control and to provide required reserves. An asynchronous message-oridented middleware is utilized to interface the consumers with the aggregator. In addition, the communication logic between the actors is defined. The distributed architecture is then evaluated through the implementation of a prototype application. Simulated results show that the designed architecture can be utilized for frequency control in automated demand response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2017
EditorsC. Klein, M. Helfert, B. Donellan, B. Setubal
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-241-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 22 Apr 201724 Apr 2017
Conference number: 6


ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
Abbreviated titleSMARTGREENS


  • Continuous frequency control
  • Demand response
  • Distributed ICT architecture
  • Smart grid


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