ICTの発展 - スマートグリッド：進歩と課題
Smart Grid - Progress in ICT Development
The objectives of this report were to show the role of ICT to support the Smart Grid (SG) infrastructure; and to introduce some trends in the ICT development. The report also updates previous Practel reports published in 2009-2011.
The report emphasizes the importance of the SG networks optimization based on the set of standards that are developed or are in the development by a large group of standards organizations and the industry groups. The up-to-date standardization activities are addressed in this report.
The report covers several wireless and wireline SG networking technologies developments, including market statistics and the industry. It also concentrates on the LTE and DASH7 technologies that are addressed from a position of their applicability to the SG networking.
The report reflects the complex picture of the SG ICT standards introduction; and emphasizes the necessity of the uniform work through a large number of involved global organizations as well as a variety of industry groups and forums. So far, the industry reaction on plurality of technologies, in many cases, resulted in introduction of network elements that are based on Software Defined Radio; such platforms may allow multi-standards operation.