Expanding smart grid capability using transmission lines – the formation of a Synergic Network
This work presents the concept and platform of Synergic Network (SN) using optical technology applied to Smart Grid digital transformation. The SN permits that energy and communications networks no longer operate independently but share infrastructure and provide higher quality services, operational eficiency, andoptimized global investments in the expansion of electricity and optical fiber networks. The results of SN have been applied by CEMIG a Brazilian utility. The results presented herein eminate from fteen years of research and development projects. Developments and eld tests have been assisted in creating a new platform for planning, design, and construction of intelligent electrical networks that include broadband data communication and photonic and optical sensing technologies. This paper details the main elements and benefits of the first generation of SN. Furthermore, the paper details the field tests in the pilot projects and some sensing systems applied for Smart Grid, and a future view of the second generation of SN.
Transmission and Distribution Networks – FTTH – Hybrid Conductors – Optical Communications -Optical Fibers – Optical Sensors – PFTTH – Power industry – Smart Grid