The power grid is evolving into the Smart Grid, by incorporating Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and new functionalities. Some of the Smart Grid functionalities, such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Demand Response (DR), require information about customers’ energy consumption and production. Power Line Communication (PLC) is a candidate technology for connecting the customers and utilities as it is easy to deploy and has extensive coverage. ITU-T G.hnem standard defines a narrowband PLC, which was specially designed for Smart Grid applications. This paper proposes a PLC network architecture following the G.hnem standard, which enables bi-directional communication among customers and utilities.
|Title of host publication||2012 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC)|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||2012 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) - Maui, Hawaii, United States|
Duration: 30 Jan 2012 → 2 Feb 2012
|Conference||2012 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC)|
|Period||30/01/2012 → 02/02/2012|