Title: Modelling of a smart micro grid with renewable energy for rural area based on power line communication

Authors: Md. Atikur Rahman Sarker; Ken Nagasaka

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan ' Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan

Abstract: Renewable energy conversion systems are main factor driving research on smart grid technology. Smart grid represents the paradigm to enable highly efficient power generation, transmission, distribution and consumption from the source to consumer. Bangladesh is facing energy crisis like other developing countries. High energy demands and environmental concerns force the transformation of existing power grid into smart micro grid. This paper proposes power line communication-based (PLC) platform on dynamic demand response and distributed generation including renewable power generation management approach in the context of smart micro grid model for residential and industrial consumptions. The implementation of smart micro grid to a rural area promotes the utilisation of renewable resources such as solar and wind energy. In this model, deployed PLC networks, data management system to integrate sensors, switchgears, transformers and other utility devices are used to interconnect smart homes to smart grids. Analytical results show the effectiveness of the proposed system to optimise residential renewable energy generation and smart meters to improve electrical grid control and energy conservation system.

Keywords: power line communication; PLC networks; renewable energy; solar energy; solar power; photovoltaics; wind energy; smart micro grid; smart grid; modelling; rural areas; Bangladesh; developing countries; demand response; distributed generation; data management; residential energy; electrical grid control; energy conservation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2013.057438

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2013 Vol.5 No.3, pp.157 - 165

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 31 Oct 2013 *

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