This book presents an application-centric approach to the development of smart grid communication architecture. The coverage includes in-depth reviews of such cutting-edge applications as advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, demand response and synchrophasors. Features: examines a range of exciting utility applications made possible through smart grid evolution; describes the core-edge network architecture for smart grids, introducing the concept of WANs and FANs; explains how the network design paradigm for smart grids differs from that for more established data networks, and discusses network security in smart grids; provides an overview of communication network technologies for WANs and FANs, covering OPGW, PLC, and LTE and MPLS technology; investigates secure data-centric data management and data analytics for smart grids; discusses the transformation of a network from conventional modes of utility operation to an integrated network based on the smart grid architecture framework.
Dr. Kenneth C. Budka is Chief Technology Officer of Alcatel-Lucent's Strategic Industries Division, Alcatel-Lucent's business group dedicated to the development and deployment of mission-critical communications systems for public safety, energy, transportation and government markets. Dr. Marina Thottan is Director of the Networking and Software Systems group at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. Dr. Jayant G. Deshpande is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.
Introduction to Smart Grids Elements of Power Systems for Networking Practitioners Elements of Communication Networking for Power Systems Practitioners Conventional Applications in Utility Operations Smart Grid Applications A Communication Network Architecture for the Smart Grid An Overview of Smart Grid Network Design Process Network Security WAN and FAN Technologies for the Smart Grid Smart Grid Data Management Communication Network Transformation Future of Smart Grid Communication Networks Icons Used in Figures Smart Grid Characterization Fourier Analysis Voice over IP and Quality of Service