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J. Markkula and J. Haapola, "Impact of Shared LTE Network High Typical Traffic Loads on Smart Grid Demand Response Schemes," 2018 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech), Split, 2018, pp. 1-6

Impact of shared LTE network high typical traffic loads on smart grid demand response schemes

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Author: Markkula, Juho1; Haapola, Jussi1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) P.O. Box 4500, FI-900014 University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-02-14


Smart grid (SG) demand response (DR) programs and their management attain higher importance as distributed energy generation becomes more popular in households due to reducing prices of small-scale renewable energy generation equipment. The use of public telecommunications infrastructure is a good candidate for enabling DR communications over SGs, but the LTE networks become excessively congested during peak hours and the SG DR traffic delivery can be degraded. The network simulations evaluate traffic volumes, delivery ratios, and delays of various traffic types, including SG DR communications, when an LTE macrocell network capacity is exceeded by an increased amount of typical traffic types (Skype video call, FTP, Yotube video stream, and HTTP). The results show that the SG DR traffic can be delivered, maintaining satisfactory communications performance also in a highly loaded network conditions. The QoS class of SG DR traffic transmitted in downlink direction can even be considered to be lowered below the QoS of typical traffic types.

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ISBN Print: 978-953-290-083-5
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 8448373
Host publication: 2018 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech)
Host publication editor: Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C
Nizetic, Sandro
Patrono, Luigi
Solic, Petar
Perkovic, Toni
Vukojevic, Katarina
Milanovic, Zeljka
Conference: International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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