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Framework for Analysis of Power System Operation in Smart Cities


For highly populated Asian countries like Pakistan, the smart cities may play numerous positive roles resulting in efficient utilization of available infrastructure. This can be achieved by transforming existing infrastructures into smart ones. To start with such transformation, the main emphasis would be given to energy. For this purpose, the model of a framework capable of analyzing emerging trends in upcoming power system to make it more reliable. This research work focused on the significance of implementing advanced systems like smart grids. Therefore the proposed framework addresses the provision of an integrated simulation tool for in-depth study of system to determine susceptibility of failure, critical situations and restoration scheme by adding renewable energy resources. The planned framework will be used to analyze the impact of emerging trends in power grid operation of intelligent grid which is more commonly known as the smart grid. The framework may also be used to develop contingency plans to optimize the generation, transmission and distribution schemes thus providing the more flexible solutions. The proposed framework may also be used to enhance the security features of supervisory control and data acquisition system which is essential part of such smart transformations.

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Aamir, M., Uqaili, M.A., Amir, S. et al. Framework for Analysis of Power System Operation in Smart Cities. Wireless Pers Commun 76, 399–408 (2014).

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  • Power system
  • Smart grid
  • Contingency plan
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Smart transformation
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)