26/06/2019

Research Findings on Trending Technologies

Smart energy cities and the next-generation industrial revolution, the so-called fourth industrial revolution (4IR) or industry 4.0, will leverage on different emerging disruptive technologies.

In particular, smart energy cities require the integration of the Internet of things (IoT), low-power disruptive technologies and other smart-enabling technologies into conventional power networks.

Research is underway to proffering suitably adequate technologies to operate future power networks. In the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department at the University of Bolton, we do innovative research in the area of future power networks and smart grids for the future smart energy cities.

In one of our recently published articles, the opportunity of using low-power wide-area networks to manage distributed energy trading was discussed. With the emerging 4G/5G networks and narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), it was shown that the energy prosumers can be grouped into virtual clusters.

The virtual cluster of energy prosumers is referred to as virtual microgrid. Ref: K. Anoh et al. "Enabling Peer to Peer Energy Trading in Virtual Microgrids with LP-WAN", 18th IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies, July 1-4, Novi Sad, Serbia"

Dr Kelvin Anoh (Lecturer)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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