In this paper we discuss the use of real-time Grid computing for the monitoring, control and simulation of renewable electricity generators and their associated electrical networks. We discuss briefly the architectural design of GRIDCC and how we have integrated a number of real (solar, CHP) and simulated conventional power generators into the GRIDCC environment. A local weather station has also been attached to an Instrument Manager to alert experts appropriately when the Solar Array is not generating. The customised remote control and monitoring environment (a virtual control room), distributed using a standard web server, is discussed.
Hobson, P. R., Frizziero, E., Huang, C., Irving, M. R., Kalganova, T., Kyberd, P., Lelli, F., Petrucci, A., Pugliese, R., Taylor, G., & Taylor, R. (2007). Grid Computing Technologies for Renewable Electricity Generator Monitoring and Control. 1-4. Paper presented at OCEANS 2007 - Europe, . https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2007.4302302