Assessment of the Suitability of NB-IoT Technology for ORM in Smart Grids

Varun Nair, Remco Litjens, Haibin Zhang

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Abstract

In this paper, we assess the suitability of NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) cellular technology for smart grid applications, concentrating on the reliable and timely delivery of Outage Restoration Management (ORM) messages at the event of a local or regional power outage. Using system-level simulations modelling of both the cellular NB-IoT and the energy distribution networks for different environments, we present an extensive sensitivity analysis of the ORM service performance w.r.t. various radio network configurations. In particular, we propose and analyze different packet schedulers, an essential mechanism in optimizing the service performance. A key outcome of the study is the conclusion that indeed NB-IoT is a suitable technology for supporting ORM services in smart grids, accompanied with a proposed near-optimal radio network configuration to best do so.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages418-423
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-153861478-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2018 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Jun 201821 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2018
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period18/06/1821/06/18

Bibliographical note

Accepted author manuscript

Keywords

  • cellular networks
  • NB-IoT
  • Outage Restoration Management
  • performance assessment
  • reliability
  • smart grids

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