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Igor Subbotin
Andrei Erk
Evgeniy Timofeev


Currently, the improved performance of renewable energy sources triggered their increased application. In most cases, however, they are combined with a centralized power supply. Therefore, power production from multiple sources and power consumption requires efficient coordination. A solution may be Smart Grid Technology. It allows improving efficiency, reliability, and stability of electricity generation and distribution under certain economic benefits. The study objective was to assess the practicability of establishing a smart grid on large-scale dairy farms with above 1000 cow stock. The study was based on the electricity consumption data obtained on the modern dairy farms in the Leningrad Region, Russia, associated with the electricity inputs, the energy distribution scheme on a dairy farm and the use of transformer substations.  The conceptual scheme of the smart grid for a dairy farm was developed. The factors for assessing the local electricity generation resources were considered including a proposed comprehensive environmental indicator, which takes into account the volume of pollutants produced and the degree of their negative impact on the environment. The study verified the principal possibility and feasibility of establishing a smart grid for large dairy farms.

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SUBBOTIN, Igor; ERK, Andrei; TIMOFEEV, Evgeniy. APPLICATION OF SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY ON A LARGE DAIRY FARM. Journal of Agriculture and Environment, [S.l.], n. 2 (14), june 2020. ISSN 2564-890X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 july 2020. doi:
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