Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure

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Abstract

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a net-work infrastructure in Smart Grid, which links the electricity customers to the utility company. This network enables smart services by making it possible for the utility company to get an overview of their customers power consumption and also control devices in their costumers household e.g. heat pumps. With these smart services, utility companies can do load balancing on the grid by shifting load using resources the customers have. The problem investigated in this paper is what bandwidth require-ments can be expected when implementing such network to utilize smart meters and which existing broadband network technologies can facilitate this smart meter service. Initially, scenarios for smart meter infrastructure are identified. The paper defines abstraction models which cover the AMI scenarios. When the scenario has been identified a general overview of the bandwidth requirements are analysed. For this analysis the assumptions and limitations are defined. The results obtained by the analysis show, that the amount of data collected and transferred by a smart meter is very low compared to the available bandwidth of most internet connections. The results show the bandwidth provided by GPRS technology is sufficient. However, from a delay point of view, GPRS has its limits, therefore, xDSL or 3G can be used for faster transfer but will rarely utilize the available bandwidth from these technologies. The aggregator or concentrator which is responsible to collect all the data from the different smart meters can become a bottleneck as the aggregated amount of data is high, thus the bandwidth for the data concentrator has to be high. These results are interesting to look at as it is a common misunderstanding that smart grid service requires high bandwidth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Communication Technology (ICACT)
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date16 Feb 2014
Pages928-933
ISBN (Print)978-89-968650-2-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2014
Event2014 16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology - Pyeongchang , Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 Feb 201419 Feb 2014
Conference number: 32995

Conference

Conference2014 16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
Number32995
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityPyeongchang
Period16/02/201419/02/2014
SeriesProceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
ISSN1738-9445

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Smart meters
Bandwidth
Advanced metering infrastructures
Multiplexing equipment
Industry
Broadband networks
Resource allocation
Electric power utilization
Electricity
Pumps
Internet

Keywords

  • AMI , Communication , Control , DER , DER Management , Smart Grid

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Balachandran, K., Olsen, R. L., & Pedersen, J. M. (2014). Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure. In Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT) (pp. 928-933). IEEE Press. Proceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACT.2014.6779095
Balachandran, Kardi ; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein ; Pedersen, Jens Myrup. / Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure. Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT). IEEE Press, 2014. pp. 928-933 (Proceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology).
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Balachandran, K, Olsen, RL & Pedersen, JM 2014, Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure. in Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT). IEEE Press, Proceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, pp. 928-933, 2014 16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, Pyeongchang , Korea, Republic of, 16/02/2014. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACT.2014.6779095

Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure. / Balachandran, Kardi; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein; Pedersen, Jens Myrup.

Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT). IEEE Press, 2014. p. 928-933 (Proceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology).

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Balachandran K, Olsen RL, Pedersen JM. Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure. In Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT). IEEE Press. 2014. p. 928-933. (Proceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACT.2014.6779095