Full Professor Dr. Zoran Bojkovic,
Prof. Dr Bojan Bakmaz
University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
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“ IMPACT OF LATEST COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ON SMART GRID APPLICATIONS ”
The goal of this tutorial is to present recent communication technologies for smart grid (SG) applications in the near future. The operation of distribution networks and the participation of distributed energy resources are based on efficient and reliable communication systems. A variety of communication technologies (wire and wireless) are considered for the next generation networks applications.The first one, comprises optical communications, digital subscriber line and power line communications, They guarantee high reliability, bandwidth, cyber security. The next, wireless technology includes orthogonal - frequency division multiplexing (OFDMA)-based networks (WiMAX,LTE,etc). They are finding a growing interest among electric utilities, thanks to their low cost and easier installation. It should be noted that the high number of existing communication technologies leads to an opportunity for SG applications, even the debate on which technology fits better the SG needs is open. On the other hand, SGs have to be design taking into account the requirements of expected functionalities such as network operation with cooperative distribution energy resources system protection and/or network reconfiguration. From this point of view, the following topics are included, such as: big data, distributed communication architecture, machine-to-machine communication, SG integration with mobile cloud, cyber-physical system perspective., techno-social SGs , traffic type in SG and delivery requirements. For more details and implementation, the audience can be referred to the overview papers, multiple speeches, special issues and the latest books, all presented through the references.