Reliability in Smart Grids

1497 WordsFeb 4, 20186 Pages
In many areas of the United States, the only way a utility knows there’s an outage is when a customer calls to report it. A challenge faced by smart grid systems is to provide highly reliable transmission to improve the energy efficiency of the system. If a proper command couldn’t be send in the event of an emergency it could result in disastrous consequences. As a result, quantitative reliability evaluation of information infrastructures should be addressed. A smart grid is a modernized electrical grid that uses analogues or digital information and communications technology to gather and act on information, such as information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity. To provide the reliability of data communication of smart grids we are proposing wireless communication infrastructure. In this paper we will discuss pros and cons along with the applicability of wired, wireless and hybrid communication systems for the smart grid application. For reliability we have to optimize both power consumption and power supply. Smart grid works on the mechanism of data communication infrastructure. Smart grids has one of the most important feature meter data management system which is designed to collect exchange and process the meter data for optimization of power consumption and supply. Niyato, Dong, Wang, & Hossain, (2013) suggested
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