Engineering of trustworthy smart grids implementing service level agreements

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Rune Gustavsson, Shahid Hussain, Lars Nordström
Title: Engineering of trustworthy smart grids implementing service level agreements
Conference name: International Conference on Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems, ISAP
Year: 2011
Publisher: IEEE
City: Hersonisos, Crete
URI/DOI: 10.1109/ISAP.2011.6082200
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Future Smart Grids have to meet high expectations from our societies on improved energy efficiency and sustainability. However, system uptake and acceptance will to a large extent depend on the perceived trust by different stakeholders. In the paper we address issues related to engineering of trustworthy systems. This type of Engineering will be grounded in reliable models of interoperability. A key issue is here interoperability of information exchange and sharing. Based on analysis of trust concerns, we propose a model of coordinating and monitoring by Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between stakeholders to ensure trustworthiness of system performance and behavior. We illustrate our methods on case related to trustworthy inclusion of DERs in Smart Grids.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\Effects on Society
Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Keywords: DER, DSO Multiagent Systems, Service Level Agreements, SLA, Smart Grid, Trust, Trustworthy