Feasibility study of utilizing mobile communications for Smart Grid applications in urban area

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    Abstract

    A reliable and resilient wireless communication technology is needed for Smart Grids. The chosen technology should enable seamless communication between grid devices, applications, consumers, and operators. In addition, it should guarantee adequate network resources for smart grid functions by fulfilling bandwidth, availability, QoS, and latency requirements. Energy companies have been seeking for a cost-effective and reliable communication technology to support their grid automation and control. Evolved cellular technologies, like LTE, have been found compelling, because they offer low latency, high throughput, commercial advantages of a global standard ecosystem, cost effective solutions in comparison to dedicated communication infrastructures, and rapid deployment. This paper presents the results of a feasibility study of using commercial networks, namely GSM, UMTS and LTE, for the remote control of medium voltage electric distribution networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages440-445
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-4934-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014 - Venice, Italy
    Duration: 3 Nov 20146 Nov 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2014
    Abbreviated titleSmartGridComm 2014
    CountryItaly
    CityVenice
    Period3/11/146/11/14

    Keywords

    • LTE
    • long term evolution
    • smart grid
    • coverage
    • latency
    • wireless communications

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