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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2016 Vol.17 No.11 P.1107-1121


Situational awareness architecture for smart grids developed in accordance with dispatcher’s thought process: a review

Author(s):  You-bo Liu, Jun-yong Liu, Gareth Taylor, Ting-jian Liu, Jing Gou, Xi Zhang

Affiliation(s):  School of Electrical Engineering and Information, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   liuyoubo@scu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Smart grid, Situational awareness, Dispatcher’, s thought process, Technical architecture

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You-bo Liu, Jun-yong Liu, Gareth Taylor, Ting-jian Liu, Jing Gou, Xi Zhang. Situational awareness architecture for smart grids developed in accordance with dispatcher’s thought process: a review[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2016, 17(11): 1107-1121.

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The operational environment of today’s smart grids is becoming more complicated than ever before. A number of factors, including renewable penetration, marketization, cyber security, and hazards of nature, bring challenges and even threats to control centers. New techniques are anticipated to help dispatchers become aware of the accurate situations as they manipulate and navigate the situations as quickly as possible. To address the issues, we first introduce the background for this topic as well as the emerging technical demands of situational awareness in the dispatcher’;s environment. The general concepts and technical requirements of situational awareness are then summarized, aimed at offering an overview for readers to understand the state-of-the-art progress in this area. In addition, we discuss the importance of integrating the architecture of support tools in accordance with the dispatcher’;s thought process, which in fact guides correct and swift reactions in real-time operations. Finally, the prospects for situational awareness architecture are investigated with the goal of presenting situational awareness modules in an advanced and visualized manner.




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