Enabling Smart Grid Features by Enhanced Utilization of Actual Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Daniel Vazquez Pombo, Ruben Sanchez Martin-Loeches, Florin Iov (Member of study group), Mohammed Seifu Kemal, Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen

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Abstract

The behaviour of Low Voltage (LV) grids is undergoing a transition from a load leaded passive role to a more active one [1], arising technical challenges such as sudden voltage dips and swells, bidirectional power flows, etc. Besides, these events are not automatically reported at the Distribution System Operator (DSO) control center, and mitigation actions (in case of abnormal conditions or outages) take relatively long time and a lot of manpower [2]. However, the undergoing deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI) in Europe appears promising for addressing these operational challenges. Nevertheless, the actual performance of the existing AMI is given by an architecture mainly designed for billing purposes, where the potential of the systems is not fully exploited. This paper aims to provide, an overview of the actual architecture, performance and utilization of the AMI. Additionally, alternative approaches on the utilization of actual AMI are discussed, in the frame of the ongoing research project PSO-RemoteGrid, in concordance with the needs reported by DSOs in Europe. Practical aspects such as the required system architecture supporting the implementation of smart grid functionalities are also discussed. This paper aims to increase the awareness of smart grid actors on existing capabilities and unused potential of current AMI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationMadrid, Spain
Publication date3 Jun 2019
Article number1695
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Meter
  • Distribution Grid
  • Communication Architecture

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Pombo, D. V., Martin-Loeches, R. S., Iov, F., Kemal, M. S., & Olsen, R. L. (2019). Enabling Smart Grid Features by Enhanced Utilization of Actual Advanced Metering Infrastructure. In 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution [1695] Madrid, Spain.
Pombo, Daniel Vazquez ; Martin-Loeches, Ruben Sanchez ; Iov, Florin ; Kemal, Mohammed Seifu ; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein. / Enabling Smart Grid Features by Enhanced Utilization of Actual Advanced Metering Infrastructure. 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution. Madrid, Spain, 2019.
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Pombo, DV, Martin-Loeches, RS, Iov, F, Kemal, MS & Olsen, RL 2019, Enabling Smart Grid Features by Enhanced Utilization of Actual Advanced Metering Infrastructure. in 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution., 1695, Madrid, Spain.

Enabling Smart Grid Features by Enhanced Utilization of Actual Advanced Metering Infrastructure. / Pombo, Daniel Vazquez; Martin-Loeches, Ruben Sanchez; Iov, Florin (Member of study group); Kemal, Mohammed Seifu; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein.

25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution. Madrid, Spain, 2019. 1695.

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Pombo DV, Martin-Loeches RS, Iov F, Kemal MS, Olsen RL. Enabling Smart Grid Features by Enhanced Utilization of Actual Advanced Metering Infrastructure. In 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution. Madrid, Spain. 2019. 1695