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M2M Communications in the Smart Grid: Applications

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Executive Summary

Smart Grid (SG) networks will be characterized by the tight integration of a flexible and secure communications network with novel energy management techniques requiring a very large number of sensor and actuator nodes. The communications network will not only facilitate advanced control and monitoring, but also support extension of participation of generation, transmission, marketing, and service provision to new interested parties. In order to realize the intelligent electricity network, Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communication is considered as a building block for SG as a means to deploy a wide-scale monitoring and control infrastructure, thus bringing big opportunities for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.

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