Defining a convergence network platform framework for smart grid and intelligent transport systems

Adrian Coronado Mondragon, Etienne S. Coronado , Christian E. Coronado Mondragon

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The challenges faced by electricity grids suggest smart grids will have to coordinate its operation with other important initiatives in areas such as transportation. The smart grid relies on the use of network platforms where meter readings and data can be transmitted. On the other hand, concerning transportation systems the need to achieve a reduction of road congestion and traffic accidents among the increasing use of electric vehicles has consolidated the importance of intelligent transport systems (ITS). Given the magnitude of the challenges faced by both the smart grid and ITS, the aim of this work is to identify the elements comprising a convergence platform capable of supporting future services for data traffic associated to smart grid operations as well as ITS-related commercial service applications and road traffic safety messaging. A seaport terminal scenario is used to present a convergence network platform incorporating wireless sensor network (WSN) theory. The results of the simulation of the proposed network confirms the suitability of WSN to be used in the transmission of data traffic associated to meter readings which is required for effective energy consumption and management policies in industrial environments comprising equipment with high energy demands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-409
Number of pages8
Early online date7 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015


  • smart grid
  • intelligent transport systems
  • wireless sensor network
  • low-energy adaptive clustering
  • Vehicle Adhoc Networks (VANETs)

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