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dc.contributor.authorGay, D.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, A.
dc.contributor.authorThan Oo, A.
dc.contributor.authorWolfs, Peter
dc.contributor.editorNesimi Ertugrul
dc.identifier.citationGay, David and Thompson, Adam and Than Oo, Amanullah and Wolfs, Peter. 2009. Monitoring of Single Wire Earth Return Systems using Power Line Communication, in Nesimi Ertugrul (ed), Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference AUPEC 2009, Sep 27 2009. Adelaide Australia: The University of Adelaide.

As demand for power increases in rural areas serviced by Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) networks, distribution issues are becoming increasingly evident. Voltage regulation and system capacity concerns are driving utilities toward using smarter compensation devices for network control in an attempt to provide longevity for aging SWER infrastructure. To date, despite increasing complexity in power delivery over SWER, no effective network monitoring solutions have been proposed. This paper examines the case for network monitoring and centralised management of smart compensation devices via Power Line Communications (PLC). After establishing advantages in network monitoring, regulation and maintenance for SWER networks, narrowband and broadband PLC issues are reviewed. The channel capacity of typical SWER conductors is then evaluated and compared to data throughput requirements derived from existing infrastructure to validate the applicability of developing PLC over SWER infrastructure.

dc.publisherThe University of Adelaide
dc.subjectpower system measurement
dc.subjectpower system control
dc.subjectchannel capacity
dc.subjectpower transmission lines
dc.subjectcarrier transmission on power lines
dc.subjectdistribution networks
dc.titleMonitoring of Single Wire Earth Return Systems using Power Line Communication
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
dcterms.source.seriesAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference AUPEC 2009
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateSep 27 2009
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAdelaide Australia

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curtin.facultyDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
curtin.facultySchool of Engineering
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering

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