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

Jianhua Zhang, Adarsh Hasandka, S. M.Shafiul Alam, Tarek Elgindy, Anthony R. Florita, Bri Mathias Hodge

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019
Event2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: 18 Feb 201921 Feb 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period18/02/1921/02/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-74975

Keywords

  • DER communication
  • distributed energy resources (DER)
  • high penetration of distributed PV
  • hybrid communication architecture
  • smart grid communication

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