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Innovative technologies and concepts will emerge as we move towards a more dynamic, service-based, market-driven infrastructure, where energy efficiency and savings can be facilitated by i nteractive distribution networks. A new g eneration of fully interactive Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) infrastructure has to be developed to support(More)
The high heterogeneity in smart house infrastructures as well as in the smart grid poses several challenges when it comes into developing approaches for energy efficiency. Consequently, several monitoring and control approaches are underway, and although they share the common goal of optimizing energy usage, they are fundamentally different at design and(More)
Game theory is a branch of applied mathematics that is, most notably, used in economics as well as in engineering and other disciplines. Game theory attempts to mathematically capture behaviour in strategic situations, in which an individual's success in making choices depends on the choices of others. The microgrid encompasses a portion of an electric(More)
The European project INTEGRAL aims to build and demonstrate an industry-quality reference solution for DER aggregation-level control and coordination, based on commonly available ICT components, standards, and platforms. To achieve this, the Integrated ICT-platform based Distributed Control (IIDC) is introduced. The project includes also three field test(More)
In this paper the contribution of the mass application of intelligent meters to the optimization of the grid operation is examined. The power system of the island of Crete is chosen: it constitutes the largest autonomous sub-system of Greece with a considerable penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) mainly in the form of wind farms. Various load(More)