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Performance evaluation of integrated smart energy solutions through large-scale simulations

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2011
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication date18 Oct 2011
Pages37 - 42
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781457717048, 9781457717024
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Abstract

The information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure that will empower the Smart Grid with real-time management of power flows, bidirectional metering, and more effective integration of renewable energy sources is both large and complex, involving many different sensing, measurement, and control devices. The analysis of such large-scale distributed systems together with the possible communication network technologies can be extremely difficult, not least because many modeling techniques tend to analyze individual components, rather than the relationships and interactions between components, and their impact on the system. In this paper, we describe the CLEVER Simulator—a discrete-event simulator developed specifically for evaluating the performance of the ICT infrastructure of smart energy solutions at very large scales. The paper also presents results from simulation experiments comparing the impact of various access technologies on the performance of the smart metering infrastructure. Finally, an outline of ongoing work is provided, and directions for future work are identified.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The work described in this paper has been jointly funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (Networked Enterprise Programme) and industrial contributions from industrial partners in project CLEVER (www.cleveronline.org). Terms of use: Copyright © 2011 IEEE. Reprinted with permission, from T Song et al, paper 'Performance evaluation of Integrated smart energy solutions through large-scale simulationsauthor names', IEEE SmartGridComm 2011. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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  • large-scale simulation, performance evaluation, smart metering

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