The 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Assisted Internet of Things

Research Article

A Review of Wireless and Satellite-based M2M Services in Support of Smart Grids

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-8-2017.152991,
        author={Kazem Sohraby and Daniel Minoli and Benedict Occhiogrosso},
        title={A Review of Wireless and Satellite-based M2M Services in Support of Smart Grids},
        proceedings={The 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Assisted Internet of Things},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SGIOT},
        year={2017},
        month={8},
        keywords={Smart Grid Wireless Low Earth Orbit},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-8-2017.152991}
    }
    
  • Kazem Sohraby
    Daniel Minoli
    Benedict Occhiogrosso
    Year: 2017
    A Review of Wireless and Satellite-based M2M Services in Support of Smart Grids
    SGIOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-8-2017.152991
Kazem Sohraby1,*, Daniel Minoli2, Benedict Occhiogrosso2
  • 1: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; 501 E. Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
  • 2: DVI Communications, 11 Park Place, New York, NY, 10007, USA
*Contact email: kazem.sohraby@sdsmt.edu

Abstract

Abstract. The Smart Grid (SG) is an evolution of the electricity network that integrates the activities of power consumers, power generators, distribution grid, and devices connected to the grid (e.g., substations, transformers.) Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is designed for automated data exchange between devices, and thus has applicability to SGs. With M2M technology, organizations track and manage assets; inventories; transportation fleets; oil and gas pipelines; mines; wide-spread infrastructure; natural phenomena such as weather conditions, farm production, forestry condition, and water flows; and, as noted, SGs. Wireless communication is a staple of M2M. These wireless technologies range from unlicensed local (so called ‘fog’) connectivity, to licensed 3G/4G/5G cellular, to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. All of these technologies are relevant to the SG. Utilities have started to gradually support M2M and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems over satellite links. This article focuses on wireless and satellite-based M2M services, as applicable to the Smart Grid, including the use of Internet of Things (IoT), particularly for the transmission and distribution space (T&D) sector; some comparisons to wireline solutions are also discussed.