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A Secure Communication Architecture for Distributed Microgrid Control

Kounev, V and Tipper, D and Yavuz, AA and Grainger, BM and Reed, GF (2015) A Secure Communication Architecture for Distributed Microgrid Control. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 6 (5). 2484 - 2492. ISSN 1949-3053

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Microgrids are a key component in the evolution of the power grid. Microgrids are required to operate in both grid connected and standalone island mode using local sources of power. A major challenge in implementing microgrids is the communications and control to support transition from grid connected mode and operation in island mode. Here, we propose a secure communication architecture to support microgrid operation and control. A security model, including network, data, and attack models, is defined and a security protocol to address the real-time communication needs of microgrids is proposed. The implementation of the proposed security scheme is discussed and its performance evaluated using theoretical and co-simulation analysis, which shows it to be superior to existing protocols.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kounev, Vvkounev@pitt.eduVKOUNEV
Tipper, Ddtipper@pitt.eduDTIPPER0000-0002-9429-6425
Yavuz, AA
Grainger, BMbmg10@pitt.eduBMG100000-0001-5251-8766
Reed, GFgfr3@pitt.eduREED5
Date: 1 September 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Volume: 6
Number: 5
Page Range: 2484 - 2492
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/tsg.2015.2424160
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1949-3053
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 17:31
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 11:55


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