Power Line Communication Systems for Smart Grids

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  • Year: 2017

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBPO1320

  • ISBN: 978-1-78561-550-4

  • Pagination: c.480pp

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Power Line Communication (PLC) is a well-established technology that allows the transmission of data through electrical wires. A key advantage of PLC is its low cost of deployment when the electrical wiring infrastructure already exists, enabling it to compete or work in conjunction with wireless technologies. PLC has recently received growing attention and significant investments within the development of the Smart Grid (SG), that in turn requires sophisticated data exchange and communication. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the principals involved in the use of narrowband and broadband PLC technologies in the SG, and to using these technologies particularly when intermittent renewable energies sources are employed. Chapters cover fundamental concepts of modern digital communications, the main coding techniques, specific characteristics of the PLC channels, the fundamentals of the SG, and the differences between the narrowband and broadband technologies for SG applications. The work covers the main standards and several related state-of-the-art works, as well as some key aspects of the use of renewable energy sources. Power Line Communication Systems for Smart Grids is essential reading for researchers,professionals and graduate students involved with the study and development of PLC systems, SG and related subjects.

About the Editors 

Ivan Casella is a Professor at the Engineering, Modeling and Applied Social Sciences Center of the Federal University of ABC, Brazil and the chair of the Communication and Information Laboratory. Dr. Casella's industrial experience includes working at Philips Consumer Electronics Development Laboratories and NEC Research Center (CPDIA). His main areas of research focus on wireless and powerline communication technologies, evolutionary techniques, internet of things and smart grids, where he has acted in different research projects and published several articles and book chapters. In addition, he has served as associate editor and referee for some prestigious scientific journals and congress.

Alagan Anpalagan is a Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Canada. Dr. Anpalagan's industrial experience includes working at Bell Mobility, Nortel Networks and IBM Canada. His research interests include green communication, energy harvesting technologies, power line communications, machine-to-machine communication, smart grid and smart homes, cross-layer design, performance modeling, analysis and optimization. He has received several awards for his works, including IEEE Canada J. J. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award.

Book readership

This book is aimed at researchers of electrical engineering involved with smart grids and PLC, and Engineers and practitioners working with power systems. It is also for graduate students and senior undergraduates in related subjects.

Book contents

This information is provisional and will be updated prior to publication

Chapter 1: Introduction - I. Casella, A. Anpalagan

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Digital Communications - I. Casella

Chapter 3: Basis of Error Correction Coding - M. Loiola, M. Cazarotto

Chapter 4: Principles of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing and Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization - C. Panazio, R. Lopes

Chapter 5: Modern Power Line Communication Technologies - S. Pereira, I. Casella, C. Capovilla

Chapter 6: Power Line Communication Channel Models - R. Suyama

Chapter 7: Narrowband Power Line Communication Systems - S. Pereira, I. Casella, C. Capovilla

Chapter 8: Broadband Power Line Communication Systems -  I. Casella, S. Pereira, C. Capovilla

Chapter 9: Power Line Communications for Smart Grids Applications - I. Casella

Chapter 10: An Overview of Quad-generation System for Smart Grid using PLC - W. Ejaz, A. Anpalagan

Chapter 11: Demand Side Management through PLC: concepts and challenges - N. Paterakis, M. Babar, S. Subhani

Chapter 12: PLC for Monitoring and Control of Distributed Generators in Smart Grids - A. Poluektov, A. Pinomaa, A. Kosonen, A. Romanenko, J. Ahola

Chapter 13: Performance Evaluation of Prime PLC Modems over Distribution Transformers in Indian Context- Konark Sharma, Lalit M. Saini

Chapter 14: Analysis of Hybrid Communication for Smart Grids - Fabiano Salvadori, Camila Gehrke, Fabrício Carvalho, A. Oliveira

Chapter 15: Direct Torque Control for DFIG Based Wind Turbines Employing Power Line Communication Technology in Smart Grid Environments - Samuel Pereira, Andre Murari, Carlos Capovilla, Jose Altuna, Rogerio Jacomini, Edmarcio Belati, Alfeu Sguarezi and Ivan Casella

Chapter 16: MIMO Systems Design for Narrowband Power Line Communications in Smart Distribution Grids - T. Papadopoulos, A. Chrysochos, G. Papagiannis

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