Services for competitive and sustainable manufacturing in the smart grid

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With the growing emphasis on the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits, innovative services will be enablers and drivers of growth of next generation of manufacturing enterprises that are competitive and sustainable. This chapter presents a desiderata for such services for architecting highly distributed intelligent operation of manufacturing enterprises consisting of production processes, lighting and HVAC systems, renewable energy systems, and energy storage systems to cooperatively achieve load control, implicitly thereby emission management, in real-time. Such distributed architectures will leverage emerging developments in service oriented architectures and in interoperability standards for the smart grid. Research challenges for engineering such systems include understanding their dynamics, ensuring responsiveness, and ensuring humanistic process automation. The work extends recent developments in intelligent product-driven production for combining distributed production scheduling and power consumption scheduling. Preliminary results of an analysis and simulation of the distributed system dynamics are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationService Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing Control
EditorsTheodor Borangiu, Andre Thomas, Damien Trentesaux
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence


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