Consideration on the effects of DERs in the PLC communication channel

J.-I. Cairo, Jordi Pegueroles, Fernando Martín, Maite Hormigo



In the intend to use the transmission and distribution power lines as a communication channel, much attention has been provided in the modeling of the transmission media used for the propagation of the signals that transmit the information. Most of this effort has been applied in the
broadband propagation characteristics, due to higher bandwidth and the use of higher frequencies that can avoid some interference [1]. In this paper it is proposed a method to better
understand parameter differences between line characterization in the different frequencies of interest for Power Line Communications (PLC) applicable to analytically determine the channel model, by analyzing the effects of reflections due to the nodes and branch lines impedance mismatches that are present at the distribution power lines. Nowadays such methodology is
empirically determined, so this new approach intends to facilitatethe modeling methodology prior to its implementation.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ),Vol. 1, Nº. 14
Pages:657-661 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/5/4
REF:421-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.421 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

J.I. Cairo, Jordi Pegueroles, Fernando Martín, Maite Hormigo
IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Barcelona. Spain

Key words

Noise, attenuation, Distributed energy resources, power converters


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