An assessment framework to determine the strategic value of IT architectures in smart grids

Razo-Zapata, Ivan S. and Shrestha, Anup and Proper, Erik (2017) An assessment framework to determine the strategic value of IT architectures in smart grids. In: 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2017), 4-6 Dec 2017, Hobart, Australia.

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Abstract

As traditional power grids are transformed with the concept of the smart grid (SG), it is imperative for
companies and governments to develop standard roadmaps on their path to support SG transformations. While there are different approaches to assess SG projects, there is limited interest at assessment of SG elements beyond cost factors. We adopted a design science research method to
develop an assessment framework based on three components: the Smart Grid Architecture Model
(SGAM) as the reference model, the adapted Bedell’s method as the assessment method and a Decision Support System to perform assessments. We evaluated our framework in a real world case study within a blockchain-inspired European project. The new assessment framework is useful to determine the strategic value of SG projects in terms of their importance and effectiveness. The framework offers a holistic valuation that may help energy companies to tackle challenges other than economic issues such as energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Full Research Paper Abstracts #251. Copyright: © 2017 Razo-Zapata, Shrestha and Proper. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 05:36
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 01:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: decision support system, smart grids, assessment, smart grid architecture model, design science research
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33507

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