Panorama 5G para o Setor Elétrico: Requisitos, Aplicações e Prova de Conceito
Keywords: 5G, Smart Grids, IEC 61850, latency, reliability, Power System Digitization
AbstractWithin the Smart Grids concept, the development of wireless network technologies has been configured as an alternative to wired infrastructure networks. However, the high criticity stablished in the network requirements for the power system applications makes existing wireless networks not always suitable. In this context, the 5th generation wireless network, 5G, provides low latency and high reliability, which makes this technology promising for the electricity sector. This paper presents a survey of the requirements of the electric power system applications that can benefit from the 5G technology. In addition, a Proof of Concept performed in the Enel’s distribution network is presented, which aimed to improve connectivity between devices, evaluating the 5G performance in this network.