This paper appears in: Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on
Issue Date: July 2010
Volume: 25 Issue:3
On page(s): 1476 - 1482
The design trades made in choosing an appropriate protocol for the conveyance of meter data are discussed. The paper identifies “context” as the mechanism by which communication efficiencies are sometimes obtained. This paper concludes that while generalized protocols are commonly used to communicate between utility back-office applications, specialized protocols can yield an optimum solution when reaching endpoints.