Communication Protocols for the IoT-Based Smart Grid

  • Sotirios K. GoudosEmail author
  • Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
  • Panagiotis I. Dallas
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the communications paradigm that can provide the potential of ultimate communication. The IoT paradigm describes communication not only human to human (H2H) but also machine to machine (M2M) without the need of human interference. The Smart Grid (SG) is the new paradigm that enables highly efficient energy production, transport, and consumption along the whole chain, from the source to the user. SG is the combination of the classical power grid with emerging communication and information technologies. IoT based smart grid will be one of the largest instantiation of the IoT in the next future. In this chapter, we examine, review and present the current IoT enabler technologies for smart grid applications, starting from the physical layer to the application and data layer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sotirios K. Goudos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
    • 2
  • Panagiotis I. Dallas
    • 3
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Informatics and Telecommunications EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece
  3. 3.Wireless Network Systems DivisionINTRACOM Telecom S.A.AthensGreece
  4. 4.Department of Business Development and TechnologyAarhus UniversityHerningDenmark

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