Publication detail

Simulations of Network Bottlenecks in Smart Grids

POKORNÝ, J. MAŠEK, P. HOŠEK, J. MLÝNEK, P. ŠEDA, P.

Original Title

Simulations of Network Bottlenecks in Smart Grids

English Title

Simulations of Network Bottlenecks in Smart Grids

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Using power distribution infrastructure for communication channels is experiencing a renaissance in the context of Smart Grid landscape. Smart Grid objectives include the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the electricity supply chain, securing reliable electricity delivery, and using the existing electrical infrastructure more efficiently. Unfortunately, current power grid infrastructure sometimes cannot provide high quality transmission channel due to channel interference, node distance or delay caused by included repeaters. This is the reason why network bottlenecks can appear in specific parts of the communication chain. This situation can then prevent data from reaching the destination nodes or delay significantly its arrival. In this paper, authors propose simulation scenario where the network congestion in case of network bottleneck is observed. First, the attention is focused on the available simulation tools most commonly used in similar Smart Grid scenarios. Then simulation of the behaviour of data transmission with different throughput values of bottleneck channels is provided. Obtained transmission time and calculated throughput in created network topology are evaluated with respect to requirements to PLC communication within the Smart Grid.

English abstract

Using power distribution infrastructure for communication channels is experiencing a renaissance in the context of Smart Grid landscape. Smart Grid objectives include the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the electricity supply chain, securing reliable electricity delivery, and using the existing electrical infrastructure more efficiently. Unfortunately, current power grid infrastructure sometimes cannot provide high quality transmission channel due to channel interference, node distance or delay caused by included repeaters. This is the reason why network bottlenecks can appear in specific parts of the communication chain. This situation can then prevent data from reaching the destination nodes or delay significantly its arrival. In this paper, authors propose simulation scenario where the network congestion in case of network bottleneck is observed. First, the attention is focused on the available simulation tools most commonly used in similar Smart Grid scenarios. Then simulation of the behaviour of data transmission with different throughput values of bottleneck channels is provided. Obtained transmission time and calculated throughput in created network topology are evaluated with respect to requirements to PLC communication within the Smart Grid.

Keywords

Power line communication; Network Simulator 3; Simulations; Smart Grid

Released

25.04.2018

Location

Yilan, Taiwan

ISBN

9781467361217

Book

The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG 2018)

Pages from

1

Pages to

4

Pages count

4

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT146948,
  author="Jiří {Pokorný} and Pavel {Mašek} and Jiří {Hošek} and Petr {Mlýnek} and Pavel {Šeda}",
  title="Simulations of Network Bottlenecks in Smart Grids",
  annote="Using power distribution infrastructure for communication channels is experiencing a renaissance in the context of Smart Grid landscape. Smart Grid objectives include the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the electricity supply chain, securing reliable electricity delivery, and using the existing electrical infrastructure more efficiently. Unfortunately, current power grid infrastructure sometimes cannot provide high quality transmission channel due to channel interference, node distance or delay caused by included repeaters. This is the reason why network bottlenecks can appear in specific parts of the communication chain. This situation can then prevent data from reaching the destination nodes or delay significantly its arrival. In this paper, authors propose simulation scenario where the network congestion in case of network bottleneck is observed. First, the attention is focused on the available simulation tools most commonly used in similar Smart Grid scenarios. Then simulation of the behaviour of data transmission with different throughput values of bottleneck channels is provided. Obtained transmission time and calculated throughput in created network
topology are evaluated with respect to requirements to PLC communication within the Smart Grid.",
  booktitle="The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG 2018)",
  chapter="146948",
  doi="10.1109/IGBSG.2018.8393558",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2018",
  month="april",
  pages="1--4",
  type="conference paper"
}