Cloud-based System for Real-Time Reading of Smart Meters’ Data over 5G New Radio
The potential of the combined application of Cloud computing and the fifth generation of cellular network technology (5G) in Smart Grid (SG) could be revolutionary in terms of empowering the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The model of a real-time 5G-based communication system for remote reading of Smart Meters’ data is developed and presented in this paper. Online monitoring of power demand has been performed using the Cloud-based platform ThingSpeak. The proposed 5G communication model and online monitoring function have been tested and validated using a power demand variation scenario in a well-known IEEE 13 node network. The obtained results confirm the model accuracy and reveal the potential of AMI based on realtime data transmission between Smart meters (SM) and Cloud computing platform using a 5G communication network.
5G, Cloud computing, Smart meter, Smart Grid.