Towards collaborative virtual power plants

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Abstract

To promote flexible integration of distributed energy resources into the smart grid, the notion of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) was proposed. VPPs are formed by the integration of heterogeneous systems, organizations and entities which collaborate to ensure optimal generation, distribution, storage, and sale of energy in the energy market. The collaborative nature of VPPs gives the semblance of collaborative business ecosystem, constituted of a mix of highly interdependent relationship among stakeholders. The systematic literature review methodology is used to summarize research evidence of emerging convergence between the Collaborative Networks (CN) and VPP domains. It is observed that, various strategic and dynamic collaborative alliances are formed within a VPP which are similar to various CN organizational forms like: Virtual Breeding Environments (VBE), grasping opportunity driven-networks etc. CN principles like: virtual organization creation, operation and dissolution, negotiation, broker services, etc., are also found. Emerging collaborative forms like hybrid collaborations between known traditional CN forms were also visible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Resilient Systems - 9th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2018, Proceedings
EditorsL. Camarinha-Matos, K. Adu-Kankam, M. Julashokri
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages28-39
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78574-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78573-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Event9th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2018 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 2 May 20184 May 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Volume521
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference9th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2018
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period2/05/184/05/18

Keywords

  • Collaborative networks
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Energy market
  • Smart grid
  • Virtual power plants

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    Adu-Kankam, K. O., & Camarinha-Matos, L. M. (2018). Towards collaborative virtual power plants. In L. Camarinha-Matos, K. Adu-Kankam, & M. Julashokri (Eds.), Technological Innovation for Resilient Systems - 9th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2018, Proceedings (pp. 28-39). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 521). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78574-5_3