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Smart Grid Networks: Promises and Challenges

Abdulrahman Yarali1 and Saifur Rahman2
1. Murray State University
2.Virginia Polytechnic & State UniversityVirginia Polytechnic & State University

Abstract—Integration of information and communication technologies with the traditional of electric power infrastructures and creation of an interoperable, scalable, and flexible smart grid will require numerous technological innovations and advancements. The purpose of this paper is to take a detailed look at the various technologies which may be utilized in the data transmission for the smart grid and the problems or difficulties that must be overcome to effectively use them. A variety of wireless systems are analyzed and we discuss the security of these mediums as privacy remains a major obstacle for implementing smart grid technology.

Index Terms—smart grid, wireless systems, security, information and communication, SCADA.

Cite:Abdulrahman Yarali and  Saifur Rahman, "Smart Grid Networks: Promises and Challenges," Journal of Communications, vol. 7, no.6, pp.409-417, 2012. Doi: 10.4304/jcm.7.6.409-417