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Communications for Smart Grids

Objectives

  • Communication systems used in Smart Grids:
    • Analysis of  efficiency and performance of the communication system in different scenarios
    • Characterization and analysis of unwanted emissions and interferences. Evaluation of data transmission degradation
    • Field measurements (PHY layer) 
  • Evolution of modulation/codification techniques to improve efficiency, increased capacity or robustness against interferences
    • Definition of new modulation/codification techniques
    • Design of the whole Transmission-Reception chain
    • Development of test-beds and pilot networks of the communications network of Smart Grids

Expertise

  • Field measurements of unwanted emissions in PLC
    • Evaluation of standard PRIME in Medium Voltage Networks in rural areas (Iberdrola)
    • Performance of Smart Metering PLC network under high levels of unwanted emissions (MicroGrid at CEDER-CIEMAT)
  • Performance analysis of the communication system (PHY layer)
    • Data processing, analysis and characterization of unwanted emissions
    • Evaluation of the potential impact in different scenarios

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The research team has an important participation in international and national research societies and bodies, including: 

  • Members of Conseil International des Grandes Réseaux Électriques (CIGRÉ) 

  • Members of Plataforma Tecnológica Española de Redes Eléctricas (FutuRed)

  • Members of European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC-TC 205/SC 205A/WG 11)