Resource placement strategy optimization for smart grid application using 5G wireless networks

Saad-Eddine Chafi, Younes Balboul, Said Mazer, Mohammed Fattah, Moulhime El Bekkali


With the evolution of 5G-network, wireless mobile networks are growing to take a strong stand in attempts to achieve ubiquitous large-scale acquisition, connectivity and processing. Smart-grids are among the critical areas that can benefit from the capabilities of the 5G-network, especially internet of things (IoT) applications such as massive machine-type-communications or ultra-reliable low-latency communications. A distributed cloud-services use the cloud, fog and edge computing infrastructures and applications to take advantage of every available resource including network equipment and connected objects to optimize cost, energy, and latency depending on the planned optimization criteria. In this article, we present smart-grid solution based on cloud-services and 5G-network, then we study the integration of smart-grid services in the cloud based on: placement in the cloud and in the end-device, and finally we introduce our proposed solution based on Intelligent placement strategy. The scenarios are evaluated by the iFogSim simulator, and the analyzed results compare the standard cloud placement, edge placement and our intelligent placement with regard to the optimization of the energy consumption, latency, and network usage. The findings show that cloud energy consumption can be substantially reduced using Intelligent Placement while respecting the potential central processing unit (CPU) processing power-limit for each IoT-device used and network constraints in smart-grid.


IFogSim; Intelligent placement; Placement strategy; Quality of service; Smart grid;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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