Area Limitations on Smart Grid Computer Networks

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Vasileios Karagiannis 1,*

1. Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece

* Corresponding author.


Received: 6 Jan. 2016 / Revised: 16 Feb. 2016 / Accepted: 4 Apr. 2016 / Published: 8 May 2016

Index Terms

Smart Grid, Electrical Substation Automation, IEC61850, Real-Time Communication, Electric Power Grid


Smart grid implementations rely on the real-time monitoring and controlling of the electric power grid. To achieve real time there is need for a messaging system with minimum delays. After mentioning latest implementations and their delays we analyze the role of the different communication protocols needed within smart grids and we describe key factors to a message's delay. Taking into consideration a packet's speed constraints we then calculate a radius, within which, the ETSI communication requirements for smart grids are satisfied. 

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Vasileios Karagiannis,"Area Limitations on Smart Grid Computer Networks",International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.6, No.3, pp.71-78, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2016.03.08


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