Title: Advanced wind power management: model of information flows and ICT-system interconnections in electricity supply chain
Authors: Juha P. Lahti; Petri T. Helo; Ahm Shamsuzzoha
Addresses: Research and Consulting Services, Energetic Finland Oy, Ltd., P.O. Box 218, 65101 Vaasa, Finland ' Department of Industrial Management, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, 65101 Vaasa, Finland ' Department of Industrial Management, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, 65101 Vaasa, Finland
Abstract: Advanced wind power specific systems, applications and approaches are necessary in order to function effectively. Due to the characteristics of wind power, it creates uncertainty to the electricity supply chain. In order to function efficiently in the power market business, it is crucial to recognise relevant factors and positioning their associated information. This descriptive study analyses and identifies the power market business and its accompanying information flows and connections. This paper shows that effective management of information in the electricity supply chain requires interconnections of several separate information and communication technology (ICT) systems. This study proposes a generic enterprise architecture to manage the data chains and information flows within the scenario of multiple energy ICT systems. As a result, this study also presents a proposal of an advanced enterprise architecture model that describes both system interconnections and wind power related information flows.
Keywords: modelling; information flow; interconnections; electricity supply chains; enterprise architecture; wind power management; wind energy; ICT systems; information systems; supply chain management; SCM; information technology; communications technology.
International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2014 Vol.16 No.2, pp.209 - 232
Published online: 25 Jul 2014 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article