The project "Evolving wireless cellular systems for smart grid communications" concentrates on the use of wireless cellular technologies in Wide Area and Field Area Networking (WAN/FAN) domains of the future smart grid. The main hypothesis is that the cellular technologies are mature and ubiquitous, such that they can serve as a basis to create communication solutions for smart grid services in WAN/FAN. Yet, the main challenge is that cellular technologies are optimized for human-centered traffic and do not provide the principal connectivity features required for the smart grid services, which are real-time low-latency connections, high reliability of critical connections and handling of a large number of simultaneous connections. The project objective is to remove these fundamental barriers by devising innovative principles and methods to evolve the cellular networks towards cost-effective support of the smart grid communications in WAN/FANs.
The project is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, grant ID: DFF – 4005-00281.
Project start date: April 1st, 2014.
Project duration: 36 months.