Introduction and motivation

Introduction and motivation

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The energy consumption rate is increasing rapidly at national and international levels, therefore, the energy sustainability, reliability, and carbon footprint are becoming key issues to be addressed in the twenty-first century. The power system is to be re-architected and the changes will require a paradigm shift in the electricity delivery system. The smart grid is the term applied to tomorrow's electricity system. This chapter presents an overview of the smart grid with its general features, functionalities, and characteristics along with its present status and future trend.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Power system to smart grid
  • 1.2 Technical aspects - present and future
  • 1.2.1 Smart-grid architecture
  • 1.2.2 Smart-grid communications
  • 1.2.3 Smart measurement and sensing
  • 1.2.4 Smart transmission and distribution and consumer systems
  • 1.2.5 Energy storage system
  • 1.2.6 Smart-grid control aspects
  • 1.2.7 Stability and security
  • 1.2.8 Policy, regulation, standard
  • 1.3 What is inside the book
  • 1.4 Conclusions
  • Bibliography

Inspec keywords: power consumption; environmental economics; power system reliability; electricity supply industry; smart power grids

Other keywords: smart grid; energy sustainability; carbon footprint; energy reliability; energy consumption rate; electricity delivery system; power system

Subjects: Reliability; Power system management, operation and economics; Environmental factors

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