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Co-Simulation of Smart Distribution Network Fault Management and Reconfiguration with LTE Communication

Version 1 : Received: 17 April 2018 / Approved: 17 April 2018 / Online: 17 April 2018 (16:36:34 CEST)

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Garau, M.; Ghiani, E.; Celli, G.; Pilo, F.; Corti, S. Co-Simulation of Smart Distribution Network Fault Management and Reconfiguration with LTE Communication. Energies 2018, 11, 1332. Garau, M.; Ghiani, E.; Celli, G.; Pilo, F.; Corti, S. Co-Simulation of Smart Distribution Network Fault Management and Reconfiguration with LTE Communication. Energies 2018, 11, 1332.

Journal reference: Energies 2018, 11, 1332
DOI: 10.3390/en11061332

Abstract

Simulation tools capturing the interactions of communication and electrical system operation represent a powerful support for fully assessing the potential benefits and impacts of ICT in future smart power distribution network. A strong interest is upon the possibility of exploiting the last generation communication systems for supporting the transition of distribution network towards a smart grid scenario. Having in mind the above, the authors propose a numerical co-simulation tool useful to thoroughly understand the impact of the communication networks on the performance of whole power system dynamics. The co-simulation tool has been purposely developed to simulate the highly time-critical smart grid application of fault management and network reconfiguration and permits reproducing and evaluating the behavior of the public mobile telecommunication system 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE), as communication technology for smart grid applications. Results of the paper demonstrates that LTE provides good performances for supporting the data communication required to perform fault location, extinction and a subsequent network reconfiguration in smart power distribution networks.

Subject Areas

smart grid, cyber physical co-simulation, information and communication technology, 4g long term evolution - lte, network reconfiguration, fault management

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