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Systematic method for the development of future active distribution network automation architectures

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech (PowerTech 2015)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479976959
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Powertech -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceIEEE Powertech
Period1/01/00 → …


In response to the EU Mandate M/490, two crucial tools were developed for supporting the standardization of the Smart Grid: the Smart Architecture Model (SGAM) framework and the Use Case Methodology. This paper shows and exemplifies the use of these tools to incrementally develop the automation architecture for future active distribution power systems, by leveraging on existing automation architectures from literature and existing standards. This method for architecture development has been formalized and used in EU Project IDE4L, but it is generally applicable.


  • power distribution control, power engineering computing, power system simulation, smart power grids, EU Mandate M-490, EU Project IDE4L, SGAM, active distribution network automation architectures, active distribution power systems, smart architecture model, smart grid, use case methodology, Automation, Computer architecture, IEC Standards, Monitoring, Power control, Protocols, Automation Architecture Development, Smart Grid, Standards, Use Case Management

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