Publications in Scientific Journals:

F. Pröstl Andren, T. Strasser, W Kastner:
"Engineering Smart Grids: Applying Model-Driven Development from Use Case Design to Deployment";
Energies, 10 (2017), 3.



English abstract:
The rollout of smart grid solutions has already started and new methods are deployed
to the power systems of today. However, complexity is still increasing as focus is moving from a
single system, to a system of systems perspective. The results are increasing engineering efforts and
escalating costs. For this reason, new and automated engineering methods are necessary. This paper
addresses these needs with a rapid engineering methodology that covers the overall engineering
process for smart grid applications-from use case design to deployment. Based on a model-driven
development approach, the methodology consists of three main parts: use case modeling, code
generation, and deployment. A domain-specific language is introduced supporting the use case
design according to the Smart Grid Architecture Model. It is combined with the IEC 61499 distributed
control model to improve the function layer design. After a completed use case design, executable
code and communication configurations (e.g., IEC 61850) are generated and deployed onto compatible
field devices. This paper covers the proposed rapid engineering methodology and a corresponding
prototypical implementation which is validated in a laboratory experiment. Compared to other
methods the proposed methodology decreases the number of engineering steps and reduces the use
case design and implementation complexity.

Keywords:
smart grid; engineering support system; model-driven design; use case; smart grid

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