This paper appears in: Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC), 2010 International Conference on
Issue Date: 17-19 Nov. 2010
On page(s): 461 - 462
Location: Jeju, Korea (South)
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-9806-2
Information and communication technologies (ICT) play a pivotal role in SmartGrid. However, the current ICT infrastructures do not fully support real-time, secure and reliable communications and do not accommodate requirements of new SmartGrid services. According to that, power utilities do their best to construct upgraded communication networks for SmartGrid. The intent of this paper is to introduce KEPCO's field area network (FAN) architecture and research for smart distribution automation system (DAS) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).