Information Exchange Framework for Deregulated Electricity Market in Nigeria

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Author(s) Joseph O. Dada
Pages 1052-1061
Volume 2
Issue 6
Date June, 2012
Keywords Deregulated Electricity Market, Information Exchange, XML, Message Passing, Electronic Data Interchange, Nigeria

Abstract

Nigeria electricity power sector is undergoing a major revolution. Competition is being introduced at the generation and distribution segments. The major changes will require considerable interactions between the Market Participants (MPs) in order to maintain the integrity and reliability of the whole power network. The interactions will involve massive exchange of information and data between the MPs. Exchange of information and data in the heterogeneous IT's environment of the MPs will be very difficult due to different information, data, files, databases and application or calculation models that will be used by the various MPs. Here we propose a framework based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) technology for data sharing and exchange of information in deregulated electricity market in Nigeria. XML-based information exchange and integration will provide excellent connectivity for diverse applications to be rolled out by the electricity MPs in support of network and market operations.

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