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Title: Identified improvements of wireless sensor networks in smart grid: issues, requirements and challenges

Authors: Ines Hosni; Noureddine Hamdi

Addresses: National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, LR-99-ES21 Laboratory Systems Communications, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia ' National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, LR-99-ES21 Laboratory Systems Communications, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract: Communications infrastructure is a basic part for the success of smart grid. Optimisation of energy consumption in the future intelligent energy networks (smart grids) will be based on the integrated near real-time between the different elements of grid network communications. Through a communication infrastructure, a smart grid can improve the reliability of power, eliminate power outages, and optimise energy consumption. The network gets smarter by improving detection, so the most important element that makes the smart grid is wireless sensor networks. Among them, one of the most important applications is a sensor data collection. This paper discusses some of communications research challenges and opportunities in the areas of smart grid and smart meters. In particular, we focus on some of the main communications challenges to achieve interoperability and future proof, smart grid/metering networks. We describe the basic taxonomy and propose to break the network data collection of wireless sensors.

Keywords: smart grid; communications infrastructure; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; communication technologies; smart metering; energy monitoring; sensing; sensor data collection; energy consumption; intelligent energy networks; taxonomy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSGGC.2016.077287

International Journal of Smart Grid and Green Communications, 2016 Vol.1 No.1, pp.3 - 37

Available online: 27 Jun 2016 *

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