Ontology-centric Data Modelling and Decision Support in Smart Grid Applications A Distribution Service Operator Perspective
Özbayoğlu, Ahmet Murat
Akinc, Hulya Erdener
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Conventional electricity distribution grids are getting smarter by coupling operation technologies with advanced information and communication technologies (ICT). This provides a better, reliable, cost effective and efficient service to the consumer while requiring an immense two way data transfer between consumer and distribution service operator (DSO). This paper gives a brief summary of the current situation of DSOs in Turkey after the privatization of the market and also the state of operational technologies (OT) in use. The integration of OT with ICT is the first step in building a smart grid, and the decision support systems (DSS) are becoming crucial in this integration and operational effectiveness. A major component in the smart grid integration efforts is a common information model as pointed out in earlier work. We restate the case of ontologies in information modeling towards building a smart grid and present the requirements for using ontologies in smart grid information systems and DSSs.