A Modular and Flexible Network Architecture for Smart Grids
The nowadays power grid deployed and used in every Country worldwide has served relatively well in providing a seamless unidirectional power supply of electricity. Nevertheless, today a new set of challenges is arising, such as the depletion of primary energy resources, the diversification of energy generation and the climate change. This paper proposes recent advancements in this field by introducing SMART-NRG, a Marie Curie project which involves academic and industrial partners from three EU Countries. The project aims to propose new technologies to meet the specific requirements of smart grids applications. In particular, in this paper, a modular and flexible system architecture is presented to face with the challenges imposed by the different application scenarios.
KeywordsSmart grids Wireless networks System requirements
This research has been funded by the European Commission as part of the SMART-NRG project (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP Grant number 612294).
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