There are a myriad of communications players (technologies) that can be deployed across the smart grid applications layers. The "best fit" technology for any one layer or overall system. The first thing to drive the communications technology decision is the objective for the system. Add in the risk profile of the company and the communications requirements start to take shape.
Smart Grid Communications: Layers and Players
Colin Lippincott | FreeWave Technologies
The Power Providing Layer:
The Consumption Layers
Unlicensed Radio Systems:
Licensed Radio Systems;
PLC and Fiber Systems:
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