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2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops) (2018)
Athens, Greece
March 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3228-4
pp: 215-220
Helen C. Leligou , Electrical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Applied Sciences of Central Greece, Psahna, Evias, Greece
Theodore Zahariadis , Electrical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Applied Sciences of Central Greece, Psahna, Evias, Greece
Lambros Sarakis , Electrical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Applied Sciences of Central Greece, Psahna, Evias, Greece
Eleftherios Tsampasis , Electrical Engineering Dept., Univ. of Applied Sciences of Central Greece, Psahna, Evias, Greece
Artemis Voulkidis , Power Operations Ltd., Swindon, UK
Terpsichori E. Velivassaki , Power Operations Ltd., Swindon, UK
ABSTRACT
The energy sector represents undoubtedly one of the most significant “test cases” for 5G enabling technologies, due to the need of addressing a huge range of very diverse requirements to deal with across a variety of applications (stringent capacity for smart metering/AMI versus latency for supervisory control and fault localization). However, to effectively support energy utilities along their transition towards more decentralized renewable-oriented systems, several open issues still remain as to 5G networks management automation, security, resilience, scalability and portability. To face these issues, we outline a novel 5G PPP-compliant software framework specifically tailored to the energy domain, which combines i) trusted, scalable and lock-in free plug ‘n’ play support for a variety of constrained devices; ii) 5G devices’ abstractions to demonstrate mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications), uMTC (critical MTC) and xMBB (Extended Massive BroadBand) communications coupled with partially distributed, trusted, end-to-end security and MCM to enable secure, scalable and energy efficient communications; iii) extended Mobile Edge Computing (xMEC) micro-clouds to reduce backhaul load, increase the overall network capacity and reduce delays, while facilitating the deployment of generic MTC related NFVs (Network Function Virtualisation) and utility-centric VNFs (Virtual Network Functions).
INDEX TERMS
Smart energy grids, 5G, preventive maintenance, resilience, demand response, Machine Type Communications, Virtual Network Functions
CITATION

H. C. Leligou, T. Zahariadis, L. Sarakis, E. Tsampasis, A. Voulkidis and T. E. Velivassaki, "Smart Grid: a demanding use case for 5G technologies," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops)(PERCOM WORKSHOPS), Athens, Greece, 2018, pp. 215-220.
doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2018.8480296
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