Monitoring and Visualising a Neighbourhood Area Sub-Grid

Zoya Pourmirza, John M. Brooke

Abstract

In this paper we analyse the architecture and technologies for monitoring the Neighbourhood Area Network (NAN) of the Smart Grid. We consider the role of sensor networks in providing information about the environment of the NAN, for example to monitor temperature and movement of vehicles and people, which can provide useful information about changes in the loading of the NAN. The two main contributions of this research are as follows. Firstly, we develop a software architecture for an ICT network of the Smart Grid which could integrate information from sensors from various levels of the grid. Currently no such architecture has been implemented for collecting data and providing the basis of Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for the NAN level of the grid. Secondly, we have developed a visualisation interface for the human operator of the grid, as the basis for such DSTs, which overlays the information from the sensors and the measurements of the electrical performance of the NAN on a GIS-based view of the NAN. We describe an actual implementation of this design currently being installed in the sub-Grid supplying the University of Manchester which is of comparable size and complexity to urban NANs.

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Pourmirza Z. and M. Brooke J. (2013). Monitoring and Visualising a Neighbourhood Area Sub-Grid . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-8565-55-6, pages 127-131. DOI: 10.5220/0004409101270131


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens13,
author={Zoya Pourmirza and John M. Brooke},
title={Monitoring and Visualising a Neighbourhood Area Sub-Grid},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2013},
pages={127-131},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004409101270131},
isbn={978-989-8565-55-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Monitoring and Visualising a Neighbourhood Area Sub-Grid
SN - 978-989-8565-55-6
AU - Pourmirza Z.
AU - M. Brooke J.
PY - 2013
SP - 127
EP - 131
DO - 10.5220/0004409101270131