A smart power meter to monitor energy flow in smart grids

the role of advanced sensing and IoT in the electric grid of the future

Rosario Morello, Claudio De De Capua, Gaetano Fulco, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

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Abstract

This paper aims to describe the role of advanced sensing systems in the electric grid of the future. In detail the project, development and experimental validation of a smart power meter are described in the following. The authors provide an outline of the potentialities of the sensing systems and IoT to monitor efficiently the energy flow among nodes of electric network. The described power meter uses the metrics proposed in the IEEE Standard 1459-2010 to analyse and process voltage and current signals. Information concerning the power consumption and power quality could allow the power grid to route efficiently the energy by means of more suitable decision criteria. The new scenario has changed the way to exchange energy in the grid. Now energy flow must be able to change its direction according to needs. Energy cannot be now routed by considering just only the criterion based on the simple shortening of transmission path. So, even energy coming from a far node should be preferred if it has higher quality standards. In this view, the proposed smart power meter intends to support the smart power grid to monitor electricity among different nodes in an efficient and effective way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7828-7837
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Volume17
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Electric grid
  • IoT
  • sensing systems
  • smart grid
  • smart power meter

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