A Survey on Smart Grid Potential Applications and Communication Requirements

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Gungor V. Ç., Sahin D., Kocak T., Ergut S., Buccella C., Cecati C., ...More

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, vol.9, no.1, pp.28-42, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tii.2012.2218253
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-42
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Information and communication technologies (ICT) represent a fundamental element in the growth and performance of smart grids. A sophisticated, reliable and fast communication infrastructure is, in fact, necessary for the connection among the huge amount of distributed elements, such as generators, substations, energy storage systems and users, enabling a real time exchange of data and information necessary for the management of the system and for ensuring improvements in terms of efficiency, reliability, flexibility and investment return for all those involved in a smart grid: producers, operators and customers. This paper overviews the issues related to the smart grid architecture from the perspective of potential applications and the communications requirements needed for ensuring performance, flexible operation, reliability and economics.