A Method to Design Optimal Communication Architectures in Advanced Metering Infrastructures
2016 (English)In: IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, ISSN 1751-8687, E-ISSN 1751-8695Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMI, Combinatorial Optimization, Data Concentrator, K-means, Linear Semi-Assignment Problem, PRIME, PLC, Smart Grid, Virtual Data Concentrator
Research subject Electrical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192608OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-192608DiVA: diva2:971308
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 308913SweGRIDS - Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage