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Smart grid (SG) aims at modernizing the current power grid which can better manage the electricity through the grid and react to the system faults quicker. To realize this goal, many sensors are attached to different points of the power grid infrastructure. These sensors collect data and can be used for controlling, protecting, and monitoring the status of the grid by receiving comands from the utility control center. Hence, a two-way communication infrastructure seen to be required for smart grid realization.
One of the Hydro companies intends to modernize their power grid and our task is to design a wireless infrastructure given the number of end-user devices and the system specifications. It is one of the potential solutions considered for smart grid implementation. My task is to simulate the network architecture based on one of the wireless technologies and optimize the system performance in terms of delay, reliability and capacity using a network simulator before the implementation.
Dr. Lutz Lampe
Engineering - computer / electrical
University of British Columbia
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