An Energy Packet Switch for Digital Power Grids

Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Chuan Kuo Wong, Zhengqi Jiang, Haard Shah, Haim Grebel, Ahmed Mohamed

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Abstract

We propose the design of an energy packet switch for forwarding and delivery of energy in digital power grids in this paper. The proposed switch may receive energy from one or multiple power sources, store and forward it in the form of energy packets to requesting loads connected to one or multiple ports of the switch. Energy packets carry discrete amounts of energy for a finely controlled supply. Loads receive discrete amounts of energy through packets rather than a continuing and discretionary energy flow. Using energy packets may help manage the delivery of power in a more reliable, robust, and economical form than that used by the present power grid. The control and management of the proposed switch are based on a request-grant protocol. The switch uses a data network for the transmission of these requests and grants. The energy packet switch may be the centerpiece for creating infrastructure in the realization of the digital power grid. The design of the energy packet switch is based on shared supercapacitors to shape and manage discretization of energy. We introduce the design and analysis of the electrical properties of the proposed switch and describe the procedure used in the switch to determine the amount of energy transmitted to requesting loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics
Subtitle of host publication2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages146-153
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679753
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018
Event11th IEEE International Congress on Conferences on Internet of Things, 14th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data, 1st IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018 - Halifax, Canada
Duration: Jul 30 2018Aug 3 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics: 2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Congress on Conferences on Internet of Things, 14th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data, 1st IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityHalifax
Period7/30/188/3/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Communication

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