Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Energy Markets

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

111

Last Page

128

Abstract

Open source software (OSS) expresses the idea that developers should be able to license the publication of their software in a manner permitting anyone to freely use, modify and distribute the software. Today OSS is widely used in the software industry: for example, for language development tools (eg, NetBeans for Java), office document processors (eg, OpenOffice) and operating systems (eg, Linux, OpenSolaris).Yet OSS has been slow to penetrate the power industry; heavy reliance is still placed on closed-source commercial software packages. Open source software tends to be used for specialized purposes (eg, circuit design) rather than for the general-purpose analysis of power systems. This study discusses the potential benefits and drawbacks of developing OSS for power market research, using the AMES Wholesale Power Market Test Bed for concrete illustration.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Energy Markets 2 (2009): 111. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Incisive Media

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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