- D2.36 Communication solutions for information exchange in the smart delivery of electrical energy
- D2.38 A framework for Electric Power Utility (EPU) operators to manage the response to a cyber-initiated threat to their critical infrastructure
- D2.40 Cyber risks and cyber security for the next generation of digital systems in Electric Power Utilities
- D2.42 Synchronization and time distribution in communication networks for time-sensitive distributed operational applications in the power grid
- D2.43 Enabling software defined networking for EPU telecom applications
- D2.44 Usage of public or private wireless communication infrastructures for monitoring and maintenance of grid assets and facilities
- JWGD2/B2.39 "Design, deployment and maintenance of Optical Cables associated to Overhead HV Transmission Lines"
- JWGD2/C2.41 Advanced Utility Data Management and Analytics for Improved Situational Awareness of EPU Operations
Synchronization and time distribution in communication networks for time-sensitive distributed operational applications in the power grid
Modern automation applications in the power system require accurate time coherence between the constituents of the system which are increasingly distributed across the grid and still need to operate synchronously as if they were concentrated at one point. The communication network is on the other hand increasingly migrating towards packet switched and store-and-forward operation, introducing uncertainty into the behavior of the data exchange. Achieving an adequate distribution of time information across the communication network without introducing an inappropriate absolute delay remains a major task in the design of telecommunication networks for operational usage.
This working group aims to assess time distribution and frequency synchronization requirements and solutions for synchronizing power system automation applications.