Resource Efficient Advanced Metering Infrastructure Model

  • Josephina Kimambo College of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Dar es Salaam P. O. Box 33335, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Kwame S Ibwe College of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Dar es Salaam P. O. Box 33335, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Ellen Kalinga College of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Dar es Salaam, P. O. Box 33335, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Abdi T. Abdalla College of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Dar es Salaam, P. O. Box 33335, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Keywords: Advanced Metering Infrastructure, hybrid media access protocols, Smart Meter, Smart Grid, Power Network

Abstract

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) enables two-way communication between smart devices and utility control centers. This involves remote monitoring and control of energy consumption as well as other parameters in the electrical power network in real time. However, increasing technologies in AMI due to huge deployment of smart meters, integration of devices and application of sensors, demand a strong architectural model with the best network topology to guarantee efficient usage of network resources with minimal latency. In this work, a resource efficient multi-hop network architecture is proposed using hybrid media access protocols. The architecture combines queuing and random-access protocol to achieve optimal network performance. Numerical results show that the probability of delay incurred by an arbitrary smart meter depends on the mean and distribution of the queue switch over a period. It is also observed that for a single queued system, the throughput performance is equal to the existing hybrid method. As the number of smart meters increases to 500, the throughput of the proposed method improves by 10% compared to the existing method. Likewise, as the number of smart meters increases to 500, the delay reduced by 15% compared to the existing method.

Keywords: Advanced Metering Infrastructure; hybrid media access protocols; Smart Meter; Smart Grid; Power Network.

Published
2022-03-31
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2507-7961
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