Reviewing discussion on ICT convergence in the future of electricity industry

Author(s): Chankook Parka, WanGyu Heob
a Korea Energy Economics Institute, 405-11 Jongga-ro, Jung-gu, Ulsan, 44543, South Korea
b Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 50, UNIST-gil, Ulsan, 44919, South Korea
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 9, no. 2, March 2020: pp. 255-266
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.9.2.255-266

Abstract: The smart energy, which is a convergence of energy and ICT, has been remarkable in the fields of electric power. This study has collected 58 reports on the future of the electric power industry for a total of 13 years from 2006 to 2018. We examined the association rules between ICTs and their functions and effects with the collected reports dealing with the future of the electricity industry. As a result, we identified that the debate on ICT convergence has continued to expand in the discussion of the future of the electricity industry from the late 2000s until recently. This study is differentiated in that the recognition of keyword ‘ICT’ were changed over time with association rules and discussions related to detailed technologies were examined.

Keywords: electricity industry, association rules, ICT convergence, text mining
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