5G networks enabling new smart grid protection solutions

Petri Hovila, Petri Syväluoma, Heli Kokkoniemi-Tarkkanen, Seppo Horsmanheimo, Seppo Borenius, Zexian Li, Mikko Uusitalo

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    Within the ongoing energy revolution, power distribution grid protection, control, and monitoring requires modern, advanced technologies to maintain safety and reliability of operation. If all devices could be interconnected through secure, reliable, and low latency communication infrastructure, a new dimension for design and operation of power distribution grids would be seen. Usually communication based protection and control schemes are built with wired communication technologies, which may be unavailable or difficult to arrange in retrofit scenarios. This paper introduces one of the most demanding communication-based protection principles - line differential protection including intertrip between circuit breakers, as a benchmark application for the evolved fifth generation (5G) wireless communication and an extensive test environment to validate its system and communication performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
    Subtitle of host publicationCIRED 2019
    PublisherAIM - Association des Ingénieurs de Montefiore
    ISBN (Electronic)978-2-9602415-0-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution: CIRED 2019 - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019


    Conference25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
    Abbreviated titleCIRED 2019
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