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Smart Grid ICT - Benefits and Issues - Technologies, Standards, Markets

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Smart Grid ICT - Benefits and Issues - Technologies, Standards, Markets
Published: June 7, 2017 Content info: 158 Pages
Description

The concept behind smart energy and Smart Grid (SG) is controlling energy consumption internally, within the home, office and similar; and externally from the home to outside connected devices, networks, and the smart grid itself - all with the goal of optimizing energy production, distribution, and usage. Bi-directional communication between home networks and the power grid opens up possibilities for improved reliability and sustainability as well as reducing the energy consumption.

This report presents the in-depth analysis of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), which found applications in the Smart Grid.

Both wireless and wireline communications technologies are considered. Designers of SG networks have multiple choices; and the report presents the comparison of various technologies with their benefits and issues.

Beside "traditional" technologies, such as 802.15.4g and 802.22, the report concentrates on new cellular technologies, such as LTE for low-powered and low- speed UEs.

The detailed survey of organizations that are involved in SG ICT development and standardization is also presented together with the survey of the industry. Marketing statistics also have been developed and included in the report.

The report contains a survey of 802.22 patents (2016-2017).

This report is useful to a wide audience of technical, managerial and sale staff involved in the SG ICT development and implementation.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 General
    • 1.1.1 Smart Grid Definition
  • 1.2 Issues
  • 1.3 Vision
  • 1.4 U.S.
  • 1.4.1 Plans
  • 1.5 England
  • 1.6 Italy
  • 1.7 China
  • 1.8 Scope
  • 1.9 Research Methodology
  • 1.10 Target Audience

2.0 General: SG ICT Industry Activities

  • 2.1 Efforts
  • 2.2 Structure
    • 2.2.1 Layers
  • 2.3 Requirements: SG Networking
    • 2.3.1 View
  • 2.4 Industry and User Groups Projects
    • 2.4.1 ETSI
    • 2.4.2 IEC
    • 2.4.3 IEEE
    • 2.4.4 Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition
    • 2.4.5 Smart Networks Council (SNC)
    • 2.4.6 U-SNAP Alliance
      • 2.4.6.1 Specification and HAN
      • 2.4.6.2 Merge
      • 2.4.6.3 Further Development
    • 2.4.7 ESMIG
    • 2.4.8 Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
    • 2.4.9 EPRI (Electrical Power Research Institute)
    • 2.4.10 ZigBee and Wi-Fi Alliances
    • 2.4.11 NIST
    • 2.4.12 OpenHAN
    • 2.4.13 Federal Smart Grid Task Force
    • 2.4.14 Open Smart Grid Users Group (OSGUG)
    • 2.4.15 ITU
    • 2.4.16 OpenADR
    • 2.4.17 Comments

3.0 SG ICT and Smart Meters

  • 3.1 Function and Structure: SG ICT
  • 3.2 Current Status
  • 3.3 Current Objectives
  • 3.4 Choices
  • 3.5 Smart Meters
    • 3.5.1 Objectives
    • 3.5.2 Details
    • 3.5.3 Functions
    • 3.5.4 Components
    • 3.5.4.1 Communications
  • 3.6 Security
  • 3.7 Market
    • 3.7.1 Market Drivers
    • 3.7.2 Reality
    • 3.7.3 Market Projections: Smart Meters
  • 3.8 Industry
    • Aclara (Software and Systems, BPL)
    • Aeris (Wireless Network Provider)
    • BPL Global (Software Platform)
    • Carlson Wireless (Radio Platforms)
    • Cisco (IP-based Infrastructure)
    • Cooper Power Systems
    • Elster (AMI, AMR)
    • Echelon (Smart Metering System)
    • Google (SW)
    • GridPoint (Network Platform)
    • Itron (Intelligent Metering)
    • Nokia (Infrastructure)
    • Oracle (Software)
    • Landis+Gyr (Metering Devices)
    • Sensus (Data Collection and Metering)
    • Silver Spring Networks (Networking)
    • Siemens (Software, Hardware)
    • Spinwave (Building Control, HAN)
    • Smart Utility Systems (SW)
    • Tantalus (Networking and Devices)
    • Tendril (System)
    • TransData (Wireless AMI/AMR Meter)
    • TI
    • Trilliant (Intelligent Metering)

4.0 Major Standards and Technologies: SG ICT

  • 4.1 Groups - IEEE
  • 4.2 IEEE 1900 - DYSPAN
    • 4.2.1 Background
    • 4.2.2 Scope
    • 4.2.3 DYSPAN WGs
  • 4.3 IEEE 2030
  • 4.4 IEEE-802.15.4g-Smart Utility Networks
    • 4.4.1 General
    • 4.4.2 Purpose
    • 4.4.3 Need
    • 4.4.4 Value
    • 4.4.5 Overview - PHY
    • 4.4.6 Regions
    • 4.4.6.1 Frequencies Allocations
    • 4.4.7 Details
      • 4.4.7.1 Requirements: Major Characteristics
      • 4.4.7.2 Considerations
      • 4.4.7.3 PHY/MAC Modifications
    • 4.4.8 Summary
    • 4.4.9 Wi-SUN
  • 4.5 IEEE 802.22
    • 4.5.1 General
    • 4.5.2 Group
      • 4.5.2.1 IEEE 802.22
      • 4.5.2.2 IEEE 802.22.1
      • 4.5.2.3 IEEE 802.22.2-2012
      • 4.5.2.4 IEEE 802.22a-2014
      • 4.5.2.5 IEEE 802.22b-2015
    • 4.5.3 Developments
    • 4.5.4 IEEE 802.22-2011 Overview
      • 4.5.4.1 Major Characteristics - Overview
    • 4.5.5 IEEE 802.22 Details
      • 4.5.5.1 Physical Layer - Major Characteristics
      • 4.5.5.2 MAC Layer
    • 4.5.6 Cognitive Functions
    • 4.5.7 IEEE 802.22 - Marketing Considerations
      • 4.5.7.1 Major Applications
    • 4.5.8 Summary
      • 4.5.8.1 802.22 and Smart Grid
      • 4.5.8.2 Usage Models
      • 4.5.8.3 Benefits
  • 4.6 Long Term Evolution Technology (LTE)
    • 4.6.1 3GPP and LTE
    • 4.6.2 LTE Timetable
    • 4.6.3 Key Features of LTE
      • 4.6.3.1 LTE Advanced
    • 4.6.4 Benefits
    • 4.6.5 Market
      • 4.6.5.1 Drivers
      • 4.6.5.2 LTE Market Projections
    • 4.6.6 Vendors
      • Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia)
      • AceAxis
      • Cisco
      • CommAgility
      • Ericsson
      • Fujitsu
      • Huawei
      • Lime Microsystems
      • Motorola Solutions
      • Qualcomm
      • Sequans
      • TI
      • u-blox
      • ZTE
    • 4.6.7 LTE and Smart Grid
      • 4.6.7.1 General
      • 4.6.7.2 Examples
        • 4.6.7.2.1 Ericsson
        • 4.6.7.2.2 Cisco
        • 4.6.7.2.3 Nokia and Tantalus
      • 4.6.7.3 Details
        • 4.6.7.3.1 Scalable LTE IoT Platform and SG
        • 4.6.7.3.2 SM Specifics - LTE
          • 4.6.7.3.2.1 Choices
          • 4.6.7.3.2.2 Reasons
      • 4.6.7.4 Summary
  • 4.7 Wired ICT - SG
    • 4.7.1 IEEE 1901.2
    • 4.7.2 Choices - ITU
      • 4.7.2.1 G3 PLC
        • 4.7.2.1.1 Maxim-G3 PLC
        • 4.7.2.1.2 G3 PLC Alliance
        • 4.7.2.1.3 Approval
        • 4.7.2.1.4 Details
          • 4.7.2.1.4.1 Specification
          • 4.7.2.1.4.2 PHY Layer
          • 4.7.2.1.4.3 MAC Layer
          • 4.7.2.1.4.4 Network and Transport Layers
          • 4.7.2.1.4.5 Application Layer
      • 4.7.2.2 PRIME
        • 4.7.2.2.1 PRIME Alliance
        • 4.7.2.2.2 Benefits
        • 4.7.2.2.3 Specification
        • 4.7.2.2.4 PRIME Industry

5.0 Conclusions

Appendix I: IEEE802.15.4g Characteristics

Appendix II: Regulations - TVWS

Appendix III: Survey of 802.22 Patents (issued 2016-2017)

  • Figure 1: Smart Grid Networking
  • Figure 2: U.S. SG - NIST Conceptual Model
  • Figure 3: U.S. - Smart Meters Installed (Mil.)
  • Figure 4: Organizations
  • Figure 5: Smart Grid and ICT
  • Figure 6: "Smart" Support Network
  • Figure 7: Smart Grid - Layered Structure
  • Figure 8: Networks Requirements
  • Figure 9: Layered Hierarchy - SG/ICT Standards
  • Figure 10: Interoperability Framework
  • Figure 11: SG - ICT Infrastructure
  • Figure 12: Smart Grid Connectivity
  • Figure 13: Estimate: Electrical SM Global Market ($B)
  • Figure 14: Estimate: Electrical SM Global Market (Mil. Units)
  • Figure 15: U.S. - SMs Penetration (2013-2015)
  • Figure 16: ComSoc Standards Board
  • Figure 17: IEEE 2030 Group
  • Figure 18: SUN Place
  • Figure 19: IEEE 802.22 Network: Usage Scenarios
  • Figure 20: Thread Protocol Stack and Related Standards
  • Figure 21: Thread Protocol Major Features
  • Figure 22: LTE - IP
  • Figure 23: LTE Market-Subscribers' Global Base (Bil)
  • Figure 24: Estimate- LTE Equipment Global Sales ($B)
  • Figure 25: "NarrowBand" LTE
  • Figure 26: Rel. 12 Category 0 - SG
  • Figure 27: Layers
  • Table 1: ETSI-SG Layers
  • Table 2: ETSI Documents
  • Table 3: Structure - ETSI GRID Committee
  • Table 4: SG ICT Market Components
  • Table 5: Major Characteristics: IEEE 802.22
  • Table 6: 3GPP Releases (up to R.15)
  • Table 7: Major LTE Characteristics - R.8.0
  • Table 8: LTE Frequency Bands
  • Table 9: Release 8 Users Equipment Categories
  • Table 10: LTE for Low Complexity UE
  • Table 11: IoT Communications Technologies Characteristics
  • Table 12: G3-PLC Frequencies
  • Table 13: Rates of Transmission
  • Table 14: PRIME Benefits
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