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Smart Grid

Integrating Renewable, Distributed & Efficient Energy

The creation of a flexible, efficient, digitized, dependable and resilient power grid may well be the best route to increasing energy efficiency & security, as well as boosting the potential of renewable & distributed power sources. This book covers smart grids from A-Z, providing a complete treatment of the topic, covering both policy and technology, explaining the most recent innovations supporting its development, and clarifying how the smart grid can support the integration of renewable energy resources. Among the most important topics included are smart metering, renewable energy storage, plug-in hybrids, flexible demand response, strategies for offsetting intermittency issues, micro-grids for off-grid communities, and specific in-depth coverage of wind and solar power integration. The content draws lessons from an international panel of contributors, whose diverse experiences implementing smart grids will help to provide templates for success.

Primary: Electrical, Power, Mechanical & Civil Engineers and professionals working within the renewable energy industry, at electric utilities, and on power systems.
Secondary: Policy makers; economists; investors; graduate students & post-grad researchers in engineering programs studying energy production.

Hardbound, 568 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386452-9


  • "The term ‘smart grids’ is widely referred to as a concept, but exactly what it means, how it might work and what the benefits are not always so clear. In this collection of contributions from a diverse range of international authors the idea and its applications are held up and examined from many different perspectives. The book covers four main areas; setting the context for smart grids; the growing role of renewable and distributed generation; smart infrastructure, prices and devices; and a section looking at case studies, applications and pilot projects….Sioshansi’s own conclusion is a little downbeat. While smart grids offer exciting opportunities, saving, benefits and a host of features and functionalities, they are simply beyond the capabilities of the existing grid. ‘It is abundantly clear that many remaining obstacles have to be overcome and pitfalls avoided--technical, regulatory, financial and behavioural to name a few--if we are to achieve the full potential benefits of smart grids’, he concluded."--Energy Spectrum

    "A brisk and wide-ranging introduction by Sioshansi sets the scene. The 19 chapters that follow, despite being by 19 different groups of authors, are readable and stylistically consistent, a tribute to Shioshansi’s editorship. All of the chapters also include copious references, valuable resources for anyone seeking deeper immersion in the topics."--Modern Power Systems

    "This is an excellent coverage of a sometimes misunderstood subject matter area - the so called ‘smart grid’.  The approach in this book is to invite 54 co-authors- subject matter experts in various power systems fields - and create a definitive and practical reference.  This is a book about the grid itself, and the transformations needed to deliver energy to customers in today’s world and tomorrow.  It is not just a book for power engineers; it is for all types of practitioners and policy makers who are involved in this industry revolution."--EnergyNews, Volume 30, No. 1, March 2012, page 28


  • Foreword
    How smart a grid?

    Making the smart grid happen
    Guido Bartels, IBM Energy & Utilities Industry & Chairman, Gridwise Alliance

    Fereidoon P. Sioshansi, Menlo Energy Economics

    Part I
    Setting the context: The what, why, how, if and when of smart grid

    Chapter 1
    Smart grid is a lot more than just “technology”
    Steve Hauser, NREL

    Chapter 2
    Smart regulation for the smart grid
    Leonardo Meeus, Florence School of Regulation, Marcelo Saguan, Microeconomix, Jean-Michel Glachant, Florence School of Regulation and Ronnie Belmans, K. U. Leuven

    Chapter 3
    From smart grid to smart energy usage: Reengaging customer demand
    Iain McGill and Stephan Healy, University of New South Wales

    Chapter 4
    Efficiency and ethics of dynamic pricing
    Ahmad Faruqui, Brattle Group

    Chapter 5
    The equity implications of smart grid
    Frank Felder, Rutgers University

    Part II
    Smart supply: Integrating renewable & distributed generation

    Chapter 6
    Prospects for renewable energy: meeting the challenges of integration with storage
    W. Maria Wang, Energy & Environmental Resources Group, LLC, Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory and Dan Ton, US Dept of Energy

    Chapter 7
    The smart grid vision and roadmap for California
    Heather Sanders and Lorenzo Krostov, CAISO

    Chapter 8
    Realizing the potential of distributed generation
    William Lilley, Luke Reedman and Jenny Hayward, CSIRO, Australia
    Chapter 9
    What role for micro-grids?
    Glenn Platt, Adam Berry and David Cornforth, CSIRO, Australia

    Chapter 10
    Renewable integration through direct load control and demand response
    Theodore Hesser, Bloomberg and Samir Succar, Natural Resources Defense Council

    Chapter 11
    Riding the wave: The potential of the smart grid for integrating wind resources
    Philip Q Hanser, Warren Katzenstein, Kamen Madjarov and Judy Chang, Brattle Group
    Part III
    Smart infrastructure, smart prices, smart devices, smart customers, smart demand

    Chapter 12
    Software infrastructure and the smart grid
    Chris King, eMeter and James Strapp, IBM

    Chapter 13
    The evolution of demand response in RTO markets
    F. Stuart Bresler, PJM Interconnection, Paul Centolella, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Ohio and Paul M. Sotkiewicz, PJM Interconnection

    Chapter 14
    Smart pricing in organized electricity markets
    Hung-po Chao, ISO NE

    Chapter 15
    How large C&I customers respond to dynamic prices - the California experience
    Steve Braithwait & Daniel G. Hansen, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting

    Chapter 16
    Smart pricing to reduce network investment in smart grids - the international experience
    Christine Brandstätt, Gert Brunekreeft and Nele Friedrichsen, Bremer Energie Institut, Jacobs University Bremen

    Chapter 17
    Where do customers fit into the smart grid puzzle?
    William Prindle and Michael Koszalka, ICF International

    Chapter 18
    Customer view of smart grid - Set and forget?
    Patti Harper-Slaboszewicz, CSC Company, Todd McGregor and Steve Sunderhauf, Pepco Holdings Inc. 

    Chapter 19
    Customer side of the meter
    Bruce Hamilton, Adica, Chris Thomas, Citizens Utility Board and Jeong Gon Choi, Korea Power Exchange

    Part VI
    Case studies & applications

    Chapter 20
    Demand response participation in PJM’s energy and capacity markets
    Susan Covino, Peter Langbein and Paul M. Sotkiewicz, PJM

    Chapter 21
    Ausgrid’s smart grid vision
    Adrian Clark and Lauren Marcellin, Ausgrid, Sydney, Australia

    Chapter 22
    Perfect partners: Wind power and Electric Vehicles - A New Zealand case study
    Magnus Hindsberger, Australian Energy Market Operator, Graeme Ancell,
    Transpower New Zealand Ltd and John Boys, University of Auckland, NZ

    Chapter 23
    Impact of EVs on day-ahead prices: The French connection
    Margaret Armstrong, CERNA, Mines-ParisTech, A. Iguer, V. Iezhova, J Adnot, P. Rivière, Centre Energétique et Procédés, Mines-ParisTech and Alain Galli, CERNA, Mines-ParisTech

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