5G and Cellular Networks in the Smart Grid

Jimmy Jessen Nielsen, Ljupco Jorguseski, Haibin Zhang, Hervé Ganem, Ziming Zhu, Petar Popovski

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Wireless cellular networks will help Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to achieve observability below the substation level, which is needed to ensure stable operation in the smart grid. Both existing and upcoming cellular technologies are considered as candidates for helping to enable the smart grid. In the present chapter, we present the main features of both the non-3GPP technologies, IEEE 802.11ah, SigFox and LoRa, and the main features of past, current and future 3GPP technologies, namely releases <12 (High rate), 12-14 (IoT extensions) and 15-16 (5G). Additionally, we present the challenges and possible solutions for ensuring end-to-end security in smart grid systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities : Communication Networks and Services
Number of pages34
Publication dateNov 2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-36008-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


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