This paper appears in: Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010 First IEEE International Conference on
Issue Date: 4-6 Oct. 2010
On page(s): 589 - 594
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-6510-1
Universal, intelligent and multifunctional devices controlling power distribution and measurement will become the enabling technology of the ICT-driven SmartGrid. In this paper we discuss a design and simulation environment which provides a virtual model of such devices and at the same time enables their interoperability and configurability. The solution is based on the combination of IEC 61850 interoperable communication and IEC 61499 executable specification. Using the simulation environment we demonstrate the possibility of multi-agent control to achieve self-healing through fault location and power restoration.