Real-Time Business Intelligence in the MIRABEL Smart Grid System

Ulrike Fischer, Dalia Kaulakiene, Mohamed Khalefa, Wolfgang Lehner, Torben Bach Pedersen, Laurynas Siksnys, Christian Thomsen

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The so-called smart grid is emerging in the energy domain as a solution to provide a stable, efficient and sustainable energy supply accommodating ever growing amounts of renewable energy like wind and solar in the energy production. Smart grid systems are highly distributed, manage large amounts of energy related data, and must be able to react rapidly (but intelligently) when conditions change, leading to substantial real-time business intelligence challenges. This paper discusses these challenges and presents data management solutions in the European smart grid project MIRABEL. These solutions include real-time time series forecasting, real-time aggregation of the flexibilities in energy supply and demand, managing subscriptions for forecasted and flexibility data, efficient storage of time series and flexibilities, and real-time analytical query processing spanning past and future (forecasted) data. Experimental studies show that the proposed solutions support important real-time business intelligence tasks in a smart grid system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling Real-Time Business Intelligence : 6th International Workshop, BIRTE 2012, Held at the 38th International Conference on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, August 27, 2012, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMalu Castellanos, Umeshwar Dayal, Elke A. Rundensteiner
Number of pages22
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39871-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-39872-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventBIRTE 2012: Business Intelligence for the Real Time Enterprise - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 27 Aug 2012 → …
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceBIRTE 2012
Period27/08/2012 → …
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


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