Internet of Things for enhancing stability and reliability in power systems

Anshu Prakash Murdan


The integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) in power systems has the potential to address the challenges associated with maintaining the stability and reliability of power systems. This paper presents an overview of IoT-based approaches for enhancing power system stability. The paper highlights the vulnerabilities of current power systems and the need for stability enhancement. It also introduces the concept of IoT and its potential for addressing these challenges. The paper explains how IoT can be applied to power systems to improve stability, including real-time monitoring and control of system components, predictive maintenance, and optimization of energy usage. It discusses the communication infrastructure required for IoT-enabled power systems, including the types of sensors and devices needed, as well as the protocols for data transmission and storage. The role of data analytics is also explored, including the use of machine learning algorithms to predict system behavior and identify potential faults. Real-world case studies are provided to illustrate the benefits and challenges of implementing IoT in power systems. The paper also addresses security concerns associated with IoT-enabled power systems, including the need for encryption, authentication, and access control measures. Finally, potential future developments in IoT-enabled power systems are discussed, including the integration of renewable energy sources, the use of blockchain technology for data management, and the development of autonomous control systems. Overall, this paper highlights the significance of IoT in enhancing power system’s stability and reliability.  A roadmap for future research and development in this field is also presented.

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