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Title: Analysis of Hybrid Smart Grid Communication Network Designs for Distributed Energy Resources Coordination

Abstract

The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) has prompted increasing interest in the monitoring and control of DERs through hybrid smart grid communications. This paper develops a new method to investigate the impact of DER penetrations and applications on hybrid communications network designs. A suite of hybrid communications simulation models are developed using Network Simulator 3 (ns-3). The smart grid communications topologies with different DER penetrations are built on the utility-scale distribution grid. The simulation results show that (i) with increasing photovoltaic penetrations, nine hybrid communications designs achieve the expected latency albeit with higher packet loss rate; and (ii) both BPLC-Ethernet and BPLC-WiMAX designs can accommodate the DER applications with a high data rate up to 100 Mbps.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. University of Colorado
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1567022
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-74975
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 18-21 February 2019, Washington, D.C.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; hybrid communication architecture; smart grid communication; high penetration of distributed PV; distributed energy resources; DER communication

Citation Formats

Zhang, Jianhua, Hasandka, Adarsh, Alam, S M Shafiul, Elgindy, Tarek, Florita, Anthony R., and Hodge, Brian S. Analysis of Hybrid Smart Grid Communication Network Designs for Distributed Energy Resources Coordination. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2019.8791581.
Zhang, Jianhua, Hasandka, Adarsh, Alam, S M Shafiul, Elgindy, Tarek, Florita, Anthony R., & Hodge, Brian S. Analysis of Hybrid Smart Grid Communication Network Designs for Distributed Energy Resources Coordination. United States. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2019.8791581.
Zhang, Jianhua, Hasandka, Adarsh, Alam, S M Shafiul, Elgindy, Tarek, Florita, Anthony R., and Hodge, Brian S. Thu . "Analysis of Hybrid Smart Grid Communication Network Designs for Distributed Energy Resources Coordination". United States. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2019.8791581.
@article{osti_1567022,
title = {Analysis of Hybrid Smart Grid Communication Network Designs for Distributed Energy Resources Coordination},
author = {Zhang, Jianhua and Hasandka, Adarsh and Alam, S M Shafiul and Elgindy, Tarek and Florita, Anthony R. and Hodge, Brian S},
abstractNote = {The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) has prompted increasing interest in the monitoring and control of DERs through hybrid smart grid communications. This paper develops a new method to investigate the impact of DER penetrations and applications on hybrid communications network designs. A suite of hybrid communications simulation models are developed using Network Simulator 3 (ns-3). The smart grid communications topologies with different DER penetrations are built on the utility-scale distribution grid. The simulation results show that (i) with increasing photovoltaic penetrations, nine hybrid communications designs achieve the expected latency albeit with higher packet loss rate; and (ii) both BPLC-Ethernet and BPLC-WiMAX designs can accommodate the DER applications with a high data rate up to 100 Mbps.},
doi = {10.1109/ISGT.2019.8791581},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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