This chapter discusses the use of wireless networks in the context of the smart grid. First, it provides an overview of the various applications envisaged in the smart grid and discusses their communication requirements. Sifting through thousands of communication requirements leads to an identification of different classes of applications based on their traffic and Quality-of-Service requirements as well as an identification of the communication actors and their logical topologies. Subsequently, there is a discussion of main factors to consider in designing and deploying wireless networks, including spectrum, coverage, resilience and security. The chapter closes with a discussion of performance trends and trade-offs related to coverage, capacity, latency and reliability.
Citation: Smart Grid Communications and Networking
Publisher Info: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, -1
Pub Type: Book Chapters
smart grid, wireless networks