By Topic

A practical smart metering using combination of power line communication (PLC) and WiFi protocols

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Rafiei, M. ; West Tehran Province Power Distrib. Co., Karaj, Iran ; Eftekhari, S.M.

Recently, smart metering has attracted much attention. Electricity distribution utilities are rapidly replacing traditional mechanical meters with so called smart meters. to provide a suitable smart metering system, variety of communication protocols have been proposed. Power-line communication (PLC) is a cost effective and secure communication protocol and does not require a separate communication line. In this paper a practical smart metering approach using combination of PLC and WiFi protocols is presented. The proposed approach can be used for both type of automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

Published in:

Electrical Power Distribution Networks (EPDC), 2012 Proceedings of 17th Conference on

Date of Conference:

2-3 May 2012