Roles of ICT-systems for electricity providers: Decision support

Juha P. Lahti, Petri Helo, Ahm Shamsuzzoha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


Advanced information management is needed in highly competed electricity markets. Energy field combines data, information and knowledge achieved from several ICT (Information and Communication Technology)-based systems. The roles and properties of the ICT-systems needed in the electricity supply chain are often overlapping each other making positing of certain system challenging and confusing for electricity companies or governmental authorities. Selecting or using most suitable and efficient system features as an optimal way in the environment where crucial business decisions need both real-time data and analyzed long term information. This research study analyzes the positions of the key ICT-systems from a typical electricity producer and electricity market party perspective. The roles of commonly used ICT-systems in this specific area shall be classified based on their operative, knowledge, management and strategic position. The study also evaluates real-time, historical and forecasting features of the said ICT-systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2015
Event2014 12th International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, ICT and KE 2014 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Nov 18 2014Nov 21 2014


Other2014 12th International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, ICT and KE 2014


  • advanced system
  • electricity market
  • energy
  • system
  • system analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems


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