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Automation for smart grids in Europe

Davide Della Giustina; Ferdinanda Ponci; Sami Repo     Unareti SpA, Brescia, Italy RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

Abstract

The electricity distribution network has been and still is the center of a technology innovation leading to what has been called the smart grid. This technological innovation mainly centered around the improvement of the quality of service through the installation of medium voltage (MV) automation systems, and the remote reading of customer consumption with the use of electronic meters. From a distribution system operator perspective, new distributed management system software is getting more and more common as an ...

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