Power Line Communication Channel For Smart Grid

Üstün Ercan S., Özgönenel O., Thomas D. W. P.

6th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair (ICSG), İstanbul, Turkey, 25 - 26 April 2018, pp.208-212 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/sgcf.2018.8408974
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-212
  • Keywords: power line communication (PLC), distribution transformer, bit error rate (BER), high frequency modeling, CENELEC
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This paper discusses the use of distribution transformers as a power line communication channel and seeks the possible usage in smart - grid applications. Traditionally, PLC is achieved over the transmission line where all parameters are known for line protection. Generally, transformers are bypassed during this operation because they behave as a low pass filter and are not suitable to transmit high frequency data. In this work, data transmission is achieved using distribution transformers up to several kHz ranges. 400kVA, Dy11, 11/0.416kV distribution transformer is used for real time tests. Then the efficiency of the suggested methodology is given according to BER criterion.