About this Research Topic
Smart grid refers to the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into the power grid. Smart grid is critical for optimizing electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. It has been studied that the use of smart grid will substantially reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. To perform its task, a smart grid system needs two-way communication links to communicate between nodes or devices. The communication links can be either wired (such as power-lines, coaxial cables) or wireless (such as optical, microwave, radio frequency) or hybrid of the two. It is clear that no single technology can be used for all scenarios. Furthermore, as smart grid systems are vulnerable to disruptions, such as cyber-attacks, on their communication systems, many research has been conducted to address these problems. It has been shown that the smart grid market has recently grown. As a result, reliable smart grid communication systems can be built, with the advanced signal processing techniques and artificial intelligence algorithms.
The goal of this Research Topic is to solicit research papers in the smart grid communications area. It is expected that research results presented in this Research Topic will pave a way to next generation of smart grid systems. In particular, next generation of wireless and wired technologies can be utilized to improve the data rate and system performance. In addition, reliability is one the main parameters of smart grid system. It assures that the system have to provide uninterruptible service. Next generation smart grid communication system should be able to intelligently handle system malfunction, power outage, cyber-attacks, and natural disaster.
Themes of interest in this Research Topic include but not limited to the following:
1. Wireless and wireline communication technologies for smart grid, such as power-line communications, non-orthogonal multiple access, etc.
2. Hybrid communication networks for smart grid
3. Smart grid cyber security
4. Artificial intelligence for smart grid communication
5. Cognitive radio for smart grid networks
6. 5G/6G technologies for smart grid
7. IoT for smart grid
8. Protocol design for smart grid communication
Keywords: smart grid, communications, cyber security, cognitive radio, artificial intelligence, IoT
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