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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 8213854, 13 pages -

Research Article

School of Information and Communication Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China

Beijing Laboratory of Advanced Information Networks, Beijing 100876, China

China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing 100192, China

Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zhaoming Lu

Received 22 December 2016; Revised 28 April 2017; Accepted 18 May 2017; Published 20 June 2017

Academic Editor: Sabrina Gaito

Copyright © 2017 Zhaoming Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To support distributed energy generators and improve energy utilization, energy Internet has attracted global research focus. In China, energy Internet has been proposed as an important issue of government and institutes. However, managing a large amount of distributed generators requires smart, low-latency, reliable, and safe networking infrastructure, which cannot be supported by traditional networks in power grids. In order to design and construct smart and flexible energy Internet, we proposed a software defined network framework with both microgrid cluster level and global grid level designed by a hierarchical manner, which will bring flexibility, efficiency, and reliability for power grid networks. Finally, we evaluate and verify the performance of this framework in terms of latency, reliability, and security by both theoretical analysis and real-world experiments.

Author: Zhaoming Lu, Chunlei Sun, Jinqian Cheng, Yang Li, Yong Li, and Xiangming Wen



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