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Special Issue "Distribution Grid Management Based on the Use of 5G Communication"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "F2: Distributed Energy System".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 November 2022) | Viewed by 8739
Special Issue Editors
Interests: electrical power engineering; distributed generation; measurement, monitoring, and automation of electrical distribution systems; distributed control for power systems, monitoring, and control of active electrical distribution grids and urban energy grids; power hardware-in-the-loop platform for the testing of monitoring systems; multiagent control system
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2. Center for Digital Energy, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: electrical power engineering; distributed generation; phasor measurement units; cyber physical energy systems; measurement, monitoring, and automation of electrical distribution systems; virtual power plants; energy flexibility
Special Issue Information
The transformation towards the new energy grid affects power distribution grids and their management in many ways. Automation solutions, for example, need specifically designed architectures for control and operation, algorithms, sensing, decision-making, and actuation mechanisms. In this respect, communication and networking technologies are essential to accommodate the growing need for digitalization in the energy sector, to access distributed sensor information, and to communicate configurations and set-points to actuators.
Commercial deployment of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks is now a reality, allowing a wide range of services with very different specifications, including reduced latencies, augmented bandwidth, enhanced reliability, and advanced M2M functionalities. 5G mobile network and infrastructure provide a wide set of tools and technologies that can facilitate the design of innovative distributed automation architectures and accelerate their deployment, thanks to their cloud-native approach and the virtualized network functionalities.
For these reasons, there is an emerging area of research that specifically addresses the adoption and exploitation of 5G communication in distribution grid management.
This special issue will collect state-of-the-art research in this area as well as significant practical contributions derived from field tests performed in real field trials.
Topics of interest for this Special Issue include the following:
- Automation architectures for distribution systems
- Smart grids
- Cloud services for distribution grids automation
- Synchrophasor applications in active distribution networks
- Synchronized measurements
- QoS, latency, and reliability 5G for energy applications
- IoT based monitoring and control of distribution networks
- Edge and fog computing
- Novel technologies for 5G devices
- Advanced network slicing and virtualization techniques
- Network architectures and protocols
- Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive IoT / machine-type communication (mIoT/ mMTC) and ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) services
- Cloud-based 5G mobile architectures
- 5G network function virtualization (NFV)
- IoT applications in 5G networks
- Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (over 5G)
- End-to-end data integrity and data security (over 5G)
Prof. Dr. Ferdinanda Ponci
Dr. Gianluca Lipari
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