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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Evaluation of a LoRa mesh network for smart metering in rural locations
Authors: Marahatta, Anup
Rajbhandari, Yaju
Shrestha, Ashish
Singh, Ajay
Thapa, Anup
Gonzalez-Longatt, Francisco
Korba, Petr
Shin, Seokjoo
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/electronics10060751
Published in: Electronics
Volume(Issue): 10
Issue: 6
Pages: 751
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2079-9292
Language: English
Subjects: Smart metering; Rural electrification; Wireless communication
Subject (DDC): 004: Computer science
621.3: Electrical, communications, control engineering
Abstract: Accompanying the advancement on the Internet of Things (IoT), the concept of remote monitoring and control using IoT devices is becoming popular. Digital smart meters hold many advantages over traditional analog meters, and smart metering is one of application of IoT technology. It supports the conventional power system in adopting modern concepts like smart grids, block-chains, automation, etc. due to their remote load monitoring and control capabilities. However, in many applications, the traditional analog meters still are preferred over digital smart meters due to the high deployment and operating costs, and the unreliability of the smart meters. The primary reasons behind these issues are a lack of a reliable and affordable communication system, which can be addressed by the deployment of a dedicated network formed with a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) platform like wireless radio standards (i.e., LoRa devices). This paper discusses LoRa technology and its implementation to solve the problems associated with smart metering, especially considering the rural energy system. A simulation-based study has been done to analyse the LoRa technology’s applicability in different architecture for smart metering purposes and to identify a cost-effective and reliable way to implement smart metering, especially in a rural microgrid (MG).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)
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