The information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure that will empower the Smart Grid with real-time management of power flows, bidirectional metering, and more effective integration of renewable energy sources is both large and complex, involving many different sensing, measurement, and control devices. The analysis of such large-scale distributed systems together with the possible communication network technologies can be extremely difficult, not least because many modeling techniques tend to analyze individual components, rather than the relationships and interactions between components, and their impact on the system. In this paper, we describe the CLEVER Simulator—a discrete-event simulator developed specifically for evaluating the performance of the ICT infrastructure of smart energy solutions at very large scales. The paper also presents results from simulation experiments comparing the impact of various access technologies on the performance of the smart metering infrastructure. Finally, an outline of ongoing work is provided, and directions for future work are identified.
|Translated title of the contribution||Performance evaluation of integrated smart energy solutions through large-scale simulations|
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2011|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Pages||37 - 42|
|Number of pages||5|
|ISBN (Print)||9781457717048, 9781457717024|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2011|
Bibliographical noteRose publication type: Conference contribution
Sponsorship: The work described in this paper has been jointly funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (Networked Enterprise Programme) and industrial contributions from industrial partners in project CLEVER (www.cleveronline.org).
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- large-scale simulation
- performance evaluation
- smart metering