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Real-Time Connectivity Capabilities of Cellular Network for Smart Grid Applications

Miha Smolnikar and Marko Mihelin (ComSensus, Slovenia); German Corrales Madueno (Keysight Technologies, Denmark)
With the transition towards 5G, cellular networks are evolving into ubiquitous infrastructure for information acquisition, communication, storage and processing, suitable also for the provision of mission-critical and real-time applications such as envisioned in Smart Grids. This work presents the results of design, prototyping and assessment of Machine Type Communications for distributed monitoring and control tasks in the distribution segment of the electrical grid. In particular, the performance requirements of Wide Area Monitoring System and Transactive Energy applications are evaluated through experimentation with different technologies and under varying operating conditions.

Presentation in EuCNC 2018 conference. 8-21. June 2018- Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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