Smart Grids pp 297-366 | Cite as

Advanced Information and Communication Technology: The Backbone of Smart Grids

  • Bernd M. BuchholzEmail author
  • Zbigniew A. Styczynski


Innovative information and communication technologies (ICT) build the backbone of Smart Grids. A seamless and secure information exchange beginning with the consumer socket up to the control centers of the transmission system operators is the foundation for the reliable network integration of a growing share of renewable energy sources, for the further liberalization of the electricity markets and for the consumers' participation in this market. The growing role of international standards for communication, data management and information security is considered in detail. International efforts in the area of Smart Grid standards providing higher engineering efficiency and interoperability are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NTB TechnoservicePyrbaumGermany
  2. 2.Otto-von-Guericke University of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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