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A Proposed Communications Infrastructure for the Smart Grid
Author:
Aggarwal, A.; Kunta, S.; Verma, P.K.
Year:
2010
Abstract:

This paper appears in: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2010
Issue Date: 19-21 Jan. 2010
On page(s): 1 - 5
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
E-ISBN: 978-1-4244-6333-6
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-6264-3
This paper explores and fortifies the need for a robust communications infrastructure for the upcoming smart grid and computes the bandwidth requirement for a hypothetical grid infrastructure. It presents the architecture of the current distribution system and shows that even for a medium-sized grid, the latency requirements of messages on the smart grid will require optical fibers as the transmission medium.

Document Type:
Technical paper
Source:
IEEE