Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Ultra-Reliable~and~Low-Latency Communications for the Smart Grid

  • Melike Erol-KantarciEmail author
  • Antonio Caruso
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_245-1



Smart Grids are evolving as the next generation power systems that involve changes in the traditional ways of generation, transmission, and distribution of power. In the new systems, the paradigm of a single flux of energy from few power generator to loads is replaced by multiple flux of distributed power generator and by a multiple flux of data that are needed to observe, analyze, and build the IT infrastructure able to manage and optimize the in-network process.

Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications(uRLLC) are the key properties of an underlying wireless communication network that supports near real-time operations in the modern smart grid. In addition to smart grid, uRLLC can support a diverse set of recently emerging applications including autonomous vehicles (AVs), tactile applications. A smart grid can use fiber, Ethernet, Power Line Communications (PLC), or wireless...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Physics ’Ennio De GiorgiUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada