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Journal article: "Adaptive Monitoring and Control Architectures for Power Distribution Grids over Heterogeneous ICT Networks"

Journal article: "Adaptive Monitoring and Control Architectures for Power Distribution Grids over Heterogeneous ICT Networks"

R. L. Olsen, C. Hägerling, F. M. Kurtz, F. Iov, C. Wietfeld. In Journal of Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE), November 2014, http://www.riverpublishers.com/journal.php?j=JCONASENSE/1/2/jart

Abstract

The expected growth in distributed generation will significantly affect the operation and control of today’s distribution grids. Being confronted with short time power variations of distributed generations, the assurance of a reliable service (grid stability, avoidance of energy losses) and the quality of the power may become costly. In this light, Smart Grids may provide an answer towards a more active and efficient electrical network. The EU project SmartC2Net aims to enable smart grid operations over imperfect, heterogeneous general purpose networks which poses a significant challenge to the reliability due to the stochastic behaviour found in such networks. Therefore, key concepts are presented in this paper targeting the support of proper smart grid control in these network environments. An overview on the required Information and Communication Technology (ICT) architecture and its functionality is provided and a description of one of several use cases, the External Generation Site is detailed along its evaluation approach.

ISSN: 2246-2120 (Print Version)
ISSN: 2246-2139 (Online Version)