A Method to Design Optimal Communication Architectures in Advanced Metering Infrastructures

  • Mikel Armendariz, Angel Yunta Huete, Miguel García Lobo, Christian Johansson, Lars Nordström
  • IET Generation Transmission & Distribution, September 2016, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET)
  • DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.0481

Optimal Communications Architectures Design in Advanced Metering Infrastructures

Why is it important?

The proposed method are developed inside european project (DISCERN) in collaboration beween a spanish utility (Unión Fenosa Distribución) and a swedish university (KTH). The method has been tested on a low voltage network based on real utility data.


Engineer Angel Yunta
Gas Natural Fenosa

In the paper, you can find the analysis for the 4 main communication scenarios with different communication configurations (GSM/GPRS, PLC, virtual concentration) and optimal studies have been made considering QoS requirements, devices and deployment costs for smart meters, gateways and rest of ICT systems .

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