Communication opportunities in smart grids

Communication opportunities in smart grids The studies concentrate on the new generation electric power systems called smart grid for solution of energy management issues. An essential characteristic of the smart grid is the integration of efficient, reliable and secure communication networks to manage the complex power systems. In this paper, the communication architectures in the power systems, including the communication technologies, network requirements, advantages and application challenges are studied. This study summarizes the current state of the communication networks in the smart grid.