ISSN 1000-1239 CN 11-1777/TP

Journal of Computer Research and Development ›› 2015, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (5): 1109-1126.doi: 10.7544/issn1000-1239.2015.20131592

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Information Technology for Energy Internet: A Survey

Wang Jiye1, Meng Kun2,4, Cao Junwei3,5, Cheng Zhihua1, Gao Lingchao1, Lin Chuang4,5   

  1. 1( State Grid Corporation of China, Beijing 100031); 2(Computer School, Beijing Information Science and Technology University, Beijing 100101); 3(Research Institute of Information Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084); 4(Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084); 5(Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084)
  • Online:2015-05-01

Abstract: The drastic increasing demand for energy aggravates the shortage of energy state. Using green renewable energy paves a way to solve the above problem, however, how to access and control these types of intermittent energy faces more challenges. Energy Internet (or Internet of energy), differentiated from the Internet of only transferring and sharing information, has been forecasted as a typical representative of the coming industry revolution. Comparing with the Internet, energy Internet must have the ability of efficiently managing the energy lifecycle including energy production, energy transmission and distribution, and energy consumption. Its objective contains conveniently switching in and switching out, efficiently dispatching energy and dedicatedly fulfilling all consumers' demand etc. In this paper, we analyze the potential requirements of the future energy system, state the related concepts and characters of energy Internet, survey all results with respect to the information technology in energy Internet,and conclude an energy Internet infrastructure and its support technologies. In addition, we discuss the opportunities and challenges of information technology during developing the energy Internet.

Key words: energy Internet, renewable energy sources, distributed energy sources, information technology, optimal control

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