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Communications for Smart Grids

Objectives

  • Electrical grid as a propagation medium for PLC
    • Characterization of the propagation medium for PLC: conducted emissions, grid impedance, transmission losses
    • Lab and on-site measurements
    • Development of measurement systems and measurement methods 
    • … all the previous aspects for NB-PLC (30 kHz – 500 kHz) and BPL (1.7 MHz – 15 MHz) 
  • Propagation effects on PLC performance
    • Impact of conducted disturbances (EV, DERs, storage systems, …)
    • Effects of grid impedance
    • Influence of propagation channel distortions
  • Communication technologies systems used in Smart Grids
    • Lab setups to replicate on-site scenarios
    • Performance of PLC technologies against different channel effects

    Expertise

    • Field measurements for grid characterization (Spain, France, Switzerland)
    • Measurement of emissions generated by EV chargers, renewable sources and electronic devices
    • Development of ad-hoc measurement systems and data processing software
    • Contribution of measurement methods to standardization committees

TSR group attends different events. Click here for more information.

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) 

  • Members of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC-SC77A/WG 9)