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A Method to Design Optimal Communication Architectures in Advanced Metering Infrastructures
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric power and energy systems. (Power System Operation and Control)
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric power and energy systems. (Power System Operation and Control)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3014-5609
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2016 (English)In: IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, ISSN 1751-8687, E-ISSN 1751-8695Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This paper proposes a method to determine the optimal communication architecture in advance metering infrastructures (AMI). The method starts by indicating suitable groups of meters that share similar characteristics such as distance to the secondary substation and mutual proximity. Then it connects each group of meters to the AMI-Head End through a communication architecture formed by wireless and Power Line Communication (PLC) technologies. The optimality criterion takes into account the Capital Expenditures (CAPEX), Operational Expenditures (OPEX) and the Quality of Service (QoS) in the communication architecture. The method is tested on a LV network based on real utility data provided by EU FP7 DISCERN project partners. These tests show that the method is consistent with planning foresight and can be useful to assist in the AMI communication architecture designing process.

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AMI, Combinatorial Optimization, Data Concentrator, K-means, Linear Semi-Assignment Problem, PRIME, PLC, Smart Grid, Virtual Data Concentrator
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Communication Systems
Research subject
Electrical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192608OAI: diva2:971308
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 308913SweGRIDS - Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2016-09-16

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