01st Mar 2022

In close collaboration with researchers from the Smart5Grid H2020 Innovation Action, UBITECH ENERGY co-authors a journal publication entitled “Demonstration of 5G Solutions for Smart Energy Grids of the Future: A Perspective of the Smart5Grid Project” that has been just accepted for publication from MDPI Energies, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of related scientific research, technology development, engineering, and the studies in policy and management and is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

Mr. Athanasios Bachoumis and his co-authors present the Smart5Grid project vision on how 5G can support the energy vertical industry for the fast deployment of innovative digital services. Specifically, this work introduces the concept of network applications (NetApps), a new paradigm of virtualization that are envisioned to facilitate the creation of a new market for information technology (IT), small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and startups.

This concept, and the open architecture that facilitates its implementation, is showcased by four real-life 5G-enabled demonstrators: (1) automatic fault detection in a medium voltage (MV) grid in Italy, (2) real-time safety monitoring for operators in high voltage (HV) substations in Spain, (3) remote distributed energy resources (DER) monitoring in Bulgaria, and (4) wide-area monitoring in a cross-border scenario between Greece and Bulgaria.