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Title: Smart metering data intergrity infrastructure for utility grid management systems
Authors: Armah, Abdul Raziz
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2016
Abstract: The demand management side of the utility power system has evolved with some levels of communication processes and procedures between the consumers and providers. Sharing of data in terms of energy consumption data used in billing consumers have been done manually through meter reading agents with their share of discrepancies being recorded in the process. The providers had to introduce another type of metering system which requires that data and its related information are processed and submitted by the meters automatically and remotely. Based on the experienced with the conventional metering system of reading meters, we realised and proposed the involvement of the public utility regulator in this process of energy consumption data being shared between the stakeholders to assist in the validation of consumption data used prior to billing consumers in order to forestall these conflicting issues arising after submission of bills by utility providers. Field data taken from the BTSs confirmed the level of disparities in both data used for billing by the utility provider as against the data from the consumer’s premises.MATLAB Simulink model was used to investigate and eliminate toally the disparities which were realised during the field data collection.The Virtual Machine Toolbox was also used to practically established the level of feasibility and viability of the model by ensuring a machine-to-machine communication system between the provider and the regulator so that manual interventions will be absolutely negligible in this process since its purpose is the establishment of trust and integrity among stakeholders. The results obtained during the tests showed that it is possible to achieve very high level of data error elimination in the billing system within the demand side management system.
Description: A case study of base transceiver stations submitted for fulfilment of the degree of Msc. Telecommunications Engineering, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8917
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