Intelligent power networks group

Intelligent power networks group

Smart grids

European Union countries have committed to the fight against global changes by reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency contribute to environmental protection and better climatic conditions. Smart grids are in addition to nanotechnology and renewable energy sources, three key topics that IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) highlighted as top priority in 2011. The Smart grid integrates 21st century technology with the 20th century power grid. In Smart grids context are involved; generation, transport, distributors and costumers. The integration of power grid, which is becoming increasingly complex, with modern information and communication technologies will help with the reliable, quality and rational use of energy. Information and communication technology are rapidly involving in the management and control of power system, which is becoming more complex, with a high number of distributed generation of electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources (wind and solar). This causes increasingly severe power network stability and scalability.

Sensor networks in Smart grids

Sensor networks with appropriate support of information and communication equipment represent a communication platform that enables remote monitoring and power system diagnostic. An effective monitoring system built on the layout of sensor nodes can provide information on the status of system components, control of the produced energy sources (generators), transformer stations, transmission channels, user energy consumption, ect. By using this kind of supervisory and control systems we can provide protection and proper action in case of unpredictable situations, as well as adapting the system in real time. At the same time new possibilities for the development of innovative interactive services to households, industry and other companies are being developed. Our LDOS group is involved in wireless sensor networks research in modeling and characterization of wireless channel quality of communication links, digital signal processing, analysis of communication techniques for reliable real time data transfer in the environment, energy facilities such as transformer stations and power plants, transmission lines. Particularly interesting is the use of wireless sensor networks in homes of consumers in various applications such as smart metering, remote monitoring and management, etc. The group for intelligent power networks deals with sensor data analysis, data heterogenity and data visualization.

Research topics

  • Wireless sensor networks for service control and management of electricity network
  • Wireless sensor networks for data acquisition and signal analysis
  • Data heterogeneity and data managment
  • Data visualization
  • Reference

  • Smart grids
  • Smart girds

  • IEEE Smart grids
  • IEEE Smart girds

  • Smart grids: It's all about wireless sensor networks
  • Wireless sensor networks in Smart grids