— This paper aims to describe the role of advanced sensing systems in the electric grid of the future. In detail, the project, development, and experimental validation of a smart power meter are described in the following. The authors provide an outline of the potentialities of the sensing systems and IoT to monitor efficiently the energy flow among nodes of an electric network. The described power meter uses the metrics proposed in the IEEE Standard 1459-2010 to analyze and process voltage and current signals. Information concerning the power consumption and power quality could allow the power grid to route efficiently the energy by means of more suitable decision criteria. The new scenario has changed the way to exchange energy in the grid. Now, energy flow must be able to change its direction according to needs. Energy cannot be now routed by considering just only the criterion based on the simple shortening of transmission path. So, even energy coming from a far node should be preferred, if it has higher quality standards. In this view, the proposed smart power meter intends to support the smart power grid to monitor electricity among different nodes in an efficient and effective way

A Smart Power Meter to Monitor Energy Flow in Smart Grids: The Role of Advanced Sensing and IoT in the Electric Grid of the Future

Morello R.
;
Fulco G.;De Capua C
2017

Abstract

— This paper aims to describe the role of advanced sensing systems in the electric grid of the future. In detail, the project, development, and experimental validation of a smart power meter are described in the following. The authors provide an outline of the potentialities of the sensing systems and IoT to monitor efficiently the energy flow among nodes of an electric network. The described power meter uses the metrics proposed in the IEEE Standard 1459-2010 to analyze and process voltage and current signals. Information concerning the power consumption and power quality could allow the power grid to route efficiently the energy by means of more suitable decision criteria. The new scenario has changed the way to exchange energy in the grid. Now, energy flow must be able to change its direction according to needs. Energy cannot be now routed by considering just only the criterion based on the simple shortening of transmission path. So, even energy coming from a far node should be preferred, if it has higher quality standards. In this view, the proposed smart power meter intends to support the smart power grid to monitor electricity among different nodes in an efficient and effective way
Electric grid, smart grid, sensing systems, smart power meter, IoT
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