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Evaluation of OPC-UA Framework Applied to Microgrid Energy Dispatch Management

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
Roberto Alexandre Dias, Gregory das Chagas Gomes, Marcelo Lobo Heldwin
10.5120/ijca2016912213

Roberto Alexandre Dias, Gregory Chagas Gomes and Marcelo Lobo Heldwin. Evaluation of OPC-UA Framework Applied to Microgrid Energy Dispatch Management. International Journal of Computer Applications 154(7):20-27, November 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2016912213,
	author = {Roberto Alexandre Dias and Gregory das Chagas Gomes and Marcelo Lobo Heldwin},
	title = {Evaluation of OPC-UA Framework Applied to Microgrid Energy Dispatch Management},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {November 2016},
	volume = {154},
	number = {7},
	month = {Nov},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {20-27},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume154/number7/26504-2016912213},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016912213},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

This work presents a review on the OLE FOR PROCESS CONTROL – UNIFIED ARCHITECTURE OPC-UA framework and standards aiming to use OPC-UA in SmartGrids applications. The support for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and native security implementation of the OPC-UA are analyzed as an option to supervise and control small Microgrids, like microgeneration farm in Green Datacenters. Based in these features a communication model based on OPC-UA framework was proposed. The main contribution of this work is a performance evaluation of the OPC-UA transmission time between Microgrids devices (electrical converters and inverters, power meters and controllers) and the comparison with IEC 1646 and IEC 61850 standards requirements.

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Keywords

OPC-UA, SmartGrids, Microgrids, Green datacenters, Cybersecurity.