The Role of Information Technology Department against the Hook Style Energy Theft in Smart Cities – Ad-Hoc Overhead Low-Voltage Broadband over Power Lines (OV LV BPL) Networks

Athanasios G. Lazaropoulos

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This paper investigates the possibility of detecting the hook style energy theft in the overhead low-voltage (OV LV) power grids through the hook style energy theft method (HS-DET method) when ad-hoc overhead Low-Voltage Broadband over Power Lines (OV LV BPL) networks are deployed by the Information Technology departments of the power utilities. Without the need for the deployment of a complete and permanent OV LV BPL network across the OV LV power grid, the impact of the deviation from the initial measurement positions and of longer ad-hoc OV LV BPL topologies on the detection efficiency of HS-DET method is assessed by using the already validated percent error sum (PES) metrics and appropriate contour plots.

Citation: Lazaropoulos, A. G. (2019). The Role of Information Technology Department against the Hook Style Energy Theft in Smart Cities – Ad-Hoc Overhead Low-Voltage Broadband over Power Lines (OV LV BPL) Networks. Trends in Renewable Energy, 5, 117-150. DOI: 10.17737/tre.2019.5.2.0093


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Smart Grid; Broadband over Power Lines (BPL); Power Line Communications (PLC); Distribution Power Grid; Energy Theft; Jamming; Robustness

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