IEC61850 Based Operation, Control and Management of Utility Connected Microgrid Using Wireless Technology

  • Mojaharul Islam
  • Hong-Hee Lee
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7390)


Communications for monitoring, control and management of microgrid are very important for smart operation. This paper analyzed the information of microgrid for monitoring, control and management purposes and maps them according to power system automation standard IEC61850. IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.16 standard based interoperable, cost-effective and reliable wireless communication network is proposed for real time monitoring, control and management of microgrid. Multi-agent technology is adopted to define the responsibilities of different intelligent devices. Performance analysis is carried out by modeling microgrid nodes and traffic according to IEC61850 with Optimized Network Engineering Tool (OPNET). Experimental results demonstrate the performance of the proposed network for reliable operation of microgrid in both islanded and grid connected modes.


Microgrid Distributed energy resources (DERs) IEC61850 Microgrid communication network (MCN) Wi-Fi Wi-MAX 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mojaharul Islam
    • 1
  • Hong-Hee Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of UlsanUlsanKorea

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