The potential of emerging communications technologies in distribution grid management

S. Borenius, P. Kekolahti, Matti Lehtonen, R. Kantola, H. Kokkoniemi-Tarkkanen, J. Costa-Requena

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Increasing requirements for the dynamic performance of electric energy systems will necessitate expanded distribution automation, which in turn will require extensive connectivity solutions. This paper explores the relevance and potential use of the latest communication technologies in the evolving distribution grids of the 2030s. The results indicate that the most critical parts of the grid and the most vital applications will rely on optical networking, while the functionality provided by emerging industrial mobile communication technologies could provide a feasible and compelling option for addressing the automation needs of new distribution grids. However, the study also reveals concerns about the reliability, latency, cybersecurity, feature maturity, and realization of the mobile communications features specified by 3GPP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2023)
PublisherInstitute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-83953-855-1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 202315 Jun 2023


ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Abbreviated titleCIRED


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