Communication Challenges and Solutions in the Smart Grid by Fayҫal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Madjid Merabti

By Fayҫal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Madjid Merabti

This SpringerBrief discusses the increase of the clever grid from the point of view of computing and communications. It explains how present and next-generation community know-how and methodologies aid realize the aptitude that the clever grid initiative grants. Chapters supply context at the clever grid ahead of exploring particular demanding situations with regards to verbal exchange keep an eye on and effort administration. themes contain regulate in heterogeneous energy provide, strategies for backhaul and huge sector networks, domestic power administration structures, and applied sciences for shrewdpermanent power administration platforms. Designed for researchers and pros engaged on the shrewdpermanent grid, verbal exchange demanding situations and suggestions within the shrewdpermanent Grid bargains context and purposes for the typical problems with this constructing expertise. Advanced-level scholars drawn to networking and communications engineering also will locate the short valuable.

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1. The standard IEC 60495 [6] defines the frequency band allocated for PLC as between 24 kHz and 500 kHz, and the width of a PLC communication channel as 4 kHz, with typically 64 kb/s per channel. By using a higher frequency, the PLC communication will require a smaller line trap inductance; hence the communication cost will be reduced. However, this higher frequency will induce higher attenuation limiting the communication span. In practice maximum transmission distances are a few hundred km. 2.

Khalifa, K. Naik, and A. Nayak, A survey of Communication Protocols for Automatic Meter Reading Applications. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 13, n.  168–182, 2011. References 35 4. G. Hart, Using AMI to Realize the Smart Grid, in IEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting-Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, 2008. 5. H. Gharavi, and B. Hu. Multigate Mesh Routing for Smart Grid Last Mile Communications, in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2011.

P. McDaniel, and S. in IEEE Security and Privacy, vol. 7, n. 3: p. 75–77, 2009. Chapter 4 Communication Solutions for Backhaul and Wide Area Networks The novel technologies and services in the smart grid will be supported by more interaction between the control system and the electricity network than ever before. The introduction of distributed energy generation coupled with active control will enable more reliable energy supply and more effective and proactive management of the grid while smart meters and the AMI will allow utilities to better control the end-to-end quality of their electricity supply operation and interact better with customers.

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