By Eli M. Noam, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo, Johann J. Kranz
In clever grids the previously separated worlds of power and telecommunication converge to an interactive and automatic power offer procedure. pushed by way of social, felony, and monetary pressures, power structures world wide are up-to-date with info and verbal exchange know-how. those investments goal at bettering power potency, securing cheap strength provide, and mitigate weather swap. In Broadband Networks, clever Grids and weather switch, popular students and executives from the fields of power and telecommunication deal with key questions regarding technological, strategic, and regulatory matters revealing outcomes and possibilities for companies evolving with clever grids. specifically, this booklet analyzes: (1) the results on weather switch safety (2) nationwide strength and broadband politics (3) regulatory techniques and necessities (4) rising enterprise models
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In Fig. 10 On the basis of these requirements, only the requirement for “Teleprotection” is very challenging for current commercial networks. The long-term evolution (LTE) techniques in the NGN mobile networks are able to satisfy such challenging latency performance requirement. 11). So if we consider LTE we cannot say that the latency requirement for “Teleprotection” cannot be satisfied, but it would be essentially a matter of cost and real usage conditions. Anyway, the number of communication nodes for grid “Protection” is very low compared with the number of communication nodes needed by other Smart Grid capabilities.
Born from a local effort to help Austin segue from a semiconductor and dot-com city to a leader in the smart grid and renewable energy industries, Pecan Street is a nonprofit consortium headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). It is led by Brewster McCracken, who helped launch the project in 2008 when as a member of the Austin City Council he sat on the board of the municipal utility, Austin Energy (AE), which provides electric service to a million customers. Jump started by a $10 million grant from the Department of Energy in 2009, and governed by the city, the utility, UT, Environmental Defense Fund, the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Technology Incubator, Pecan Street is building an “energy internet” in a green-built community on the site of Austin’s redeveloped Mueller Airport.
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