The energy market is undergoing major changes, the most notable of which is the transition from a hierarchical closed system toward a more open one highly based on a "smart" information-rich infrastructure. This transition calls for new information and communication technologies infrastructures and standards to support it. In this paper, we review the current state of affairs and the actual technologies with respect to such transition. Additionally, we highlight the contact points between the needs of the future grid and the advantages brought by service-oriented architectures.
- Electricity distribution
- Service-oriented architectures
- Smart Grid
- Web services