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Energies 2013, 6(1), 539-556; doi:10.3390/en6010539
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Enhanced Operation of Electricity Distribution Grids Through Smart Metering PLC Network Monitoring, Analysis and Grid Conditioning

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Received: 2 October 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Grid and the Future Electrical Network)
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Abstract: Low Voltage (LV) electricity distribution grid operations can be improved through a combination of new smart metering systems’ capabilities based on real time Power Line Communications (PLC) and LV grid topology mapping. This paper presents two novel contributions. The first one is a new methodology developed for smart metering PLC network monitoring and analysis. It can be used to obtain relevant information from the grid, thus adding value to existing smart metering deployments and facilitating utility operational activities. A second contribution describes grid conditioning used to obtain LV feeder and phase identification of all connected smart electric meters. Real time availability of such information may help utilities with grid planning, fault location and a more accurate point of supply management.
Keywords: smart metering; methodology; PLC; PRIME; distribution grid; monitoring; LV line; LV phase; detection smart metering; methodology; PLC; PRIME; distribution grid; monitoring; LV line; LV phase; detection
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Sendin, A.; Berganza, I.; Arzuaga, A.; Osorio, X.; Urrutia, I.; Angueira, P. Enhanced Operation of Electricity Distribution Grids Through Smart Metering PLC Network Monitoring, Analysis and Grid Conditioning. Energies 2013, 6, 539-556.

AMA Style

Sendin A, Berganza I, Arzuaga A, Osorio X, Urrutia I, Angueira P. Enhanced Operation of Electricity Distribution Grids Through Smart Metering PLC Network Monitoring, Analysis and Grid Conditioning. Energies. 2013; 6(1):539-556.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Sendin, Alberto; Berganza, Iñigo; Arzuaga, Aitor; Osorio, Xabier; Urrutia, Iker; Angueira, Pablo. 2013. "Enhanced Operation of Electricity Distribution Grids Through Smart Metering PLC Network Monitoring, Analysis and Grid Conditioning." Energies 6, no. 1: 539-556.


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