Pathways to a Smarter Power System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081025925

Pathways to a Smarter Power System

1st Edition

Editors: Ozan Erdinc Akin Tascıkaraoglu
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025925
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2019
Page Count: 400
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Pathways to a Smarter Power System studies different concepts within smart grids that are used in both industry and system regulators (e.g. distribution and transmission system operators) and research. This book covers these concepts from multiple perspectives and in multiple contexts, presenting detailed technical information on renewable energy systems, distributed generation and energy storage units, methods to activate the demand side of power systems, market structure needs, and advanced planning concepts and new operational requirements, specifically for power system protection, technological evolvements, and requirements regarding technology in ICT, power electronics and control areas.

This book provides energy researchers and engineers with an indispensable guide on how to apply wider perspectives to the different technological and conceptual requirements of a smarter power system.

Key Features

  • Includes concepts regarding conceptual and technological needs and investment planning suggestions for smart grid enabling strategies
  • Contains new electric power system operational concepts required by industry, along with R&D studies addressing new solutions to potential operational problems
  • Covers pathways to smarter power systems from successful existing examples to expected short, medium and long-term possibilities


Engineers and Engineering Faculty, Instructors, Teachers, Professors and Researchers

Table of Contents

  1. History of Electricity
    2. Energizing Renewable Energy Systems and Distributed Generation
    3. Energy Storage in Smart Grids
    4. Smart Meters and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    5. Energizing Demand Side Participation
    6. Evolving New Market Structures
    7. Transmission and Distribution System Planning Towards a Smarter Grid
    8. Power Quality in Smart Grids
    9. Data Security and Privacy
    10. ICT requirements and recent developments
    11. Power Electronics based Smarter Solutions
    12. Developments and Requirements in Control Technologies
    13. New Power System Protection Schemes in Smarter Power Systems with Higher Penetration of Renewable Energy Systems
    14. Regulation and Initiatives of Smart Grids
    15. Socio-Economic Challenges for Smart Grid Development


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About the Editor

Ozan Erdinc

Dr. Erdinc is Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at Yildiz Technical University. His research interests are hybrid renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, power system operation and smart grid technologies. He has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow under EU FP7 project “SINGULAR” at University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal until May 2013. He has worked as a consulting engineer for investment, installation and procurement of renewable energy systems. Ozan is co-author of a book on Smart Grids, and has contributed two chapters to Smart and Sustainable Power Systems (CRC Press, 2015). He has written or co-written over 30 articles on performance optimization in renewable energy. He is Editor of the Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, and a member of IEEE Power and Energy Society and Council of Electrical Engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul

Akin Tascıkaraoglu

Akın Taşcıkaraoğlu received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006, 2008, and 2013, respectively. Since February 2012, he has been a researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. From 2013 to 2014 he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. His research interests include among others forecasting, renewable energy, power system operation, smart grid, and demand response.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Department of Electrical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

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