Smart grid enabled mobile networks: Jointly optimizing bs operation and power distribution

Xueqing Huang, Tao Han, Nirwan Ansari

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With the development of green energy technologies, base stations (BSS) can be readily powered by green energy in order to reduce the on-grid power consumption, and subsequently reduce the carbon footprints. As smart grid advances, power trading among distributed power generators and energy consumers will be enabled. In this paper, we investigate the optimization of smart grid-enabled mobile networks, in which green energy is generated in individual BSS and can be shared among the BSS. In order to minimize the on-grid power consumption of this network, we propose to jointly optimize the BS operation and the power distribution. The joint BS operation and power distribution optimization (BPO) problem is challenging due to the complex coupling of the optimization of mobile networks and that of the power grid. We propose an approximate solution that decomposes the BPO problem into two subproblems and solves the BPO by addressing these subproblems. The simulation results show that by jointly optimizing the BS operation and the power distribution, the network achieves about 18% on-grid power savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6883719
Pages (from-to)1832-1845
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Green energy sharing
  • On-grid energy consumption
  • Smart grid
  • Wireless access networks


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