|Title||ICT applications for improving the generation and distribution efficiency of a small mediterranean island|
|Publication Type||Presentazione a Congresso|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Beccali, M., Ciulla I., Ippolito M.G., Cascia D.L., Leone Gian Paolo, Brano V.L., Zizzo G., Bommarito C., Di Pietra B., and Monteleone Francesco|
|Conference Name||EEEIC 2016 - International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Keywords||Daily load profiles, Distribution efficiency, Distribution systems, Efficiency, Electric power transmission networks, Installation costs, Micro grid, Power distribution system, Power-losses, Traditional house|
The paper presents a study on the opportunities offered by ICT for improving the efficiency of the generation and distribution system of a small island. The island taken into consideration is the Italian Lampedusa island. In the paper, the power distribution system of the island is described and the summer and winter daily load profiles are examined in order to define the more suitable control actions for improving the generation and distribution efficiency of the power system. Finally the architecture of an idoneous control system for the smart grid is proposed and an evaluation of the purchase and installation costs of components and devices for the transition of a traditional house towards a smart house is presented. © 2016 IEEE.