Service Orientation and the Smart Grid state and trends

Giuliano Andrea Pagani, Marco Aiello

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-282
Number of pages16
JournalService Oriented Computing and Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Electricity distribution
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Smart Grid
  • Web services


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