Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Smart grid, regarded as the next generation of power grid, uses two-way flows of electricity and information to create a widely distributed automated energy delivery network. One distinguishing aspect of smart grid communication networks is the large-scale deployment of smart meters and sensors. Thus, a large amount of data and information will be generated from metering, sensing, monitoring, etc. Data aggregation (integration or fusion) aims at the merging of data from disparate sources with differing conceptual, contextual and typographical representations.