Smart Meter Modelling and Fault Location Communication in Smart Grid

  • Velhal Geeta Vilas Department of Electrical Engineering, Jain University, Bangalore, India
  • V. Muralidhara Department of Electrical Engineering, Jain University, Bangalore, India
  • Shashikant Madhukar Bakre Maharashtra State Transmission Company Ltd., Mumbai, India
  • Vaishali Velhal Department of Electrical Engineering, Sinhgadh College, Pune ,India
Keywords: Smart Meter, 1L-G Fault, Client-Server Communication, Substation Automation System (SAS), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 Protocol, Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)


This paper includes a novice technique for locating single line to ground fault in electrical transmission network.  Validation of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated using matlab simulink. Simpower system tool box is used for the modeling of smart meter, transmission lines and single line to ground fault (1L-G). A novel method is proposed to countercheck whether the fault has occurred really or not. Data related to 1l-G fault has been collected at 220kV Lonikand substation and analyzed. c exclusively during the visit at Kalkitech (top manufacturing company of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India). Effect of harmonics on fault current measurement using smart meter is elaborated. Advancements in communication technology are illustrated from asset management perspective. 


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How to Cite
Vilas, V., Muralidhara, V., Bakre, S., & Velhal, V. (2018). Smart Meter Modelling and Fault Location Communication in Smart Grid. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 12(2), 55-62. Retrieved from