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Smart grid communication and networking technologies: recent developments and future challenges

Tariq, Faisal and Dooley, Laurence S. (2013). Smart grid communication and networking technologies: recent developments and future challenges. In: Ali, A. B. M. Shawkat ed. Smart Grids: Opportunities, Developments, and Trends. Green Energy and Technology. London: Springer, pp. 199–213.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5210-1_9
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Abstract

The smart grid is ostensibly the next generation power grid in which electrical energy distribution and management is efficiently performed by exploiting information communication technologies such as pervasive computing, in the control and decision-making processes. The smart grid is characterised by such functionality as being able to adapt to load and demand changes, intelligently manage bidirectional data flow and crucially enhance system reliability, robustness, security and sustainability. Communication networks play a crucial role in facilitating these features and are an integral component in any smart grid management system. In this chapter, the role of the communications network in smart grid operation is described together with its main functionalities. In particular, the challenges and opportunities for integrating existing and future wireless and mobile networks into the smart grid will be analysed, while the chapter concludes by identifying some future research directions for smart grid technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Springer-Verlag London
ISBN: 1-4471-5209-3, 978-1-4471-5209-5
Keywords: smart grid communication; networking
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 38036
Depositing User: Faisal Tariq
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38036
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