This book describes the elements which must be considered in planning and implementing a "smart grid" electrical delivery system. The author outlines in clear terms how the grid can be modernized in such as way that it monitors, protects and automatically optimizes the operation of its interconnected elements - from the central and distributed generator through the high-voltage network and distribution system, to energy storage installations and to end-use consumers and their thermostats, electric vehicles, appliances and other household devices. Comprehensive in scope, the guide highlights emerging concepts of cyber and physical security, resiliency, and the newest architecture, "the integrated grid." Energy and utility professionals, power system planners, regulators, policy makers and others in the field will again a broader understanding of how a two-way flow of electricity and information can be used to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivery network.
1 – What is the Smart Grid?
2 – Smart Grid Technologies
3 – Smart Grid Roadmaps
4 – The Smart Grid as an Integrated Grid
5 – Lessons Learned from the World's Smart Grid Demonstrations
6 – Enhancing Smart Grid Resiliency
7 – A Grid Operating System to Facilitate the Smart Grid
8 – The Grid As a Terrorist Target
9 – Assuring Cyber Security
10 – The Benefits and Cost of the Smart Grid
11 – Factors Effecting the Demand for Electricity From the Smart Grid