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Virtualisiertes Energieinformationsnetz: Betrachtung der Widerstandsfähigkeit

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  • Andreas Berl
  • Michael Niedermeier
  • Andreas Fischer
  • Hermann De Meer
  • David Hutchison
Translated title of the contributionVirtual energy information network: A resilience perspective
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/07/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Issue number4-5
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)121-126
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>German


Increasing demand in energy consumption, missed modernisations, and the increasing difficulties in predicting power production due to volatile renewable energy sources (e.g.; based on wind or sun) impose major challenges to the power grid. Power supply and power demand are closely interconnected with the need to maintain the power grid in a stable state with a sufficient quality of power. This requires energy-relevant information to be exchanged through the so called Energy Information Network. Communication, however, is challenging within the Energy Information Network due to privacy, security, resiliency, and quality-of-service requirements. Particularly, the resilience of communication within the Energy Information Network needs to be considered to maintain the power grid in a stable and controlled state. This paper suggests a Virtualised Energy Information Network (VEIN), where the Energy Information Network is divided into multiple virtual networks that run over a common substrate network. Furthermore, this paper discusses benefits of this approach in terms of privacy, security, and resilience and points out open research questions.