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Power grid complex network evolutions for the smart grid

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  • Pagani, Giuliano Andrea
  • Aiello, Marco

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The shift towards an energy grid dominated by prosumers (consumers and producers of energy) will inevitably have repercussions on the electricity distribution infrastructure. Today the grid is a hierarchical one delivering energy from large scale facilities to end-users. Tomorrow it will be a capillary infrastructure at the medium and low voltage levels that will support local energy trading among prosumers. We investigate how different network topologies and growth models facilitate a more efficient and reliable network, and how they can facilitate the emergence of a decentralized electricity market. We show how connectivity plays an important role in improving the properties of reliability and path-cost reduction. Our results indicate that a specific type of evolution balances best the ratio between increased connectivity and costs to achieve the network growth.

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  • Pagani, Giuliano Andrea & Aiello, Marco, 2014. "Power grid complex network evolutions for the smart grid," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 396(C), pages 248-266.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:396:y:2014:i:c:p:248-266
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2013.11.022
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