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A survey on smart grid communication system

Miles H.F. Wen, The University of Hong Kong, China, mileswen@eee.hku.hk , Ka-Cheong Leung, The University of Hong Kong, China, Victor O.K. Li, The University of Hong Kong, China, Xingze He, Department of Electrical Engineering, USA, C.-C. Jay Kuo, Department of Electrical Engineering, USA
 
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Miles H.F. Wen, Ka-Cheong Leung, Victor O.K. Li, Xingze He and C.-C. Jay Kuo (2015), "A survey on smart grid communication system", APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing: Vol. 4: No. 1, e5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ATSIP.2015.9

Publication Date: 03 Aug 2015
© 2015 Miles H.F. Wen, Ka-Cheong Leung, Victor O.K. Li, Xingze He and C.-C. Jay Kuo
 
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Communication systemCyber securitySmart grid
 

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In this article:
I. INTRODUCTION 
II. OVERVIEW OF SMART GRID 
III. COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS 
IV. THE SMART GRID COMMUNICATION NETWORK STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGIES 
V. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS 
VI. OPEN RESEARCH ISSUES 
VII. CONCLUSIONS 

Abstract

Concerns with global warming prompted many governments to mandate increased proportion of electricity generation from renewable sources. This, together with the desire to have more efficient and secure power generation and distribution, has driven research in the next-generation power grid, namely, the smart grid. Through integrating advanced information and communication technologies with power electronic and electric power technologies, smart grid will be highly reliable, efficient, and environmental-friendly. A key component of smart grid is the communication system. This paper explores the design goals and functions of the smart grid communication system, followed by an in-depth investigation on the communication requirements. Discussions on some of the recent developments related to smart grid communication systems are also introduced.

DOI:10.1017/ATSIP.2015.9