Smart Grid

Smart Grid

Integrating Renewable, Distributed and Efficient Energy

1st Edition - October 6, 2011

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  • Editor: Fereidoon Sioshansi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123864536
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864529

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides critical information on the technological, design and policy issues that must be taken into account to ensure that the smart grid is implemented successfully
  • Demonstrates how smart grids can help utilities adhere to increased renewable portfolio standards
  • Provides examples of successful microgrid/smart metering projects from around the world that can act as templates for developers, operators and investors embarking upon similar projects


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

Table of Contents

  • 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

    How do we get there from here?


Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: October 6, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123864536
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123864529

About the Editor

Fereidoon Sioshansi

Fereidoon Sioshansi
Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics, a consulting firm based in San Francisco with over 35 years of experience in the electric power sector working in analysis of energy markets, specializing in the policy, regulatory, technical and environmental aspects of the electric power sector in the US and internationally. His research and professional interests are concentrated in demand and price forecasting, electricity market design, competitive pricing & bidding, integrated resource planning, energy conservation and energy efficiency, economics of global climate change, sustainability, energy security, renewable energy technologies, and comparative performance of competitive electricity markets. Dr. Sioshansi advises major utility clients and government policy makers domestically and internationally on electricity market reform, restructuring and privatization of the electric power sector. He has published numerous reports, books, book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of subjects. His professional background includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Electricity Journal where he is regularly featured in the “Electricity Currents” section. Dr. Sioshansi also serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and is a frequent contributor to Energy Policy. Since 2006, He has edited 12 books on related topics with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Menlo Energy Economics, San Francisco, CA, USA

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