The Energy Internet is an innovative concept which changes the way that people generate, distribute and consume electrical energy. With the potential to transform the infrastructure of the electric grid, Su and Huang challenge existing power systems and present innovative and pioneering theories and technologies which will challenge the way that energy is generated, distributed and consumed.
Presented by key pioneers of the Energy Internet, the editors provide analysis of various enabling technologies and technical solutions such as control theory, communication, and social and economic aspects which are all central to obtaining a clear appreciation of the potential of this complex infrastructure.
Researchers, academics, engineers, consultants and policy makers will gain a thorough understanding of the Energy Internet which will be complimented and enhanced by the included five case studies from the USA, China, Japan, Germany and the UK.
- The first complete resource on the innovative concept of the Energy Internet edited by leading pioneers behind the concept
- Provides clear analysis of the architecture of the Energy Internet to ensure understanding of the technologies behind generating, distributing and consuming electricity in this way
- Includes a variety of global case studies of real-world implementation and pilot projects to thoroughly demonstrate the theory, technological and economic considerations to ensure successful system integration
Academics, researchers, engineers, consultants, policy makers, market regulators and system operators in the fields of energy management, power systems, power plants and smart grid engineering
Part I: Challenges and Opportunities of Legacy Power Systems (~3 chapters)
Part II: Definitions and Architectures of Energy Internet (~3 chapters)
Part III: Enabling Technologies and Technical Solutions (~8 chapters)
- Control theory
- Power systems
- Power electronics
- Future Work
Part IV: Real-world Implementation and Pilot Projects (~6 chapters)
USA: Energy Internet and Transactive Energy
China: Internet of Energy
Japan: Digital Grid
German: Industry 4.0
UK: Energy Union
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2019
- 1st September 2018
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Dr. Wencong Su received his B.S. degree (with distinction) from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA, in May 2008, his M.S. degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in December 2009, and his Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, in August 2013, respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Wencong Su is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA, since September 2013. He worked as a Research Aide at Argonne National Laboratory in IL, USA, from January to August 2012. He also worked as a R&D engineer intern at ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center in NC, USA, from May to August 2009. His current research interests include power and energy systems, energy internet, electrified transportation systems, and cyber-physical systems.
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Dr. Alex Q. Huang received his B.Sc. degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1983 and his M.Sc. degree from Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering, China in 1986, both in electrical engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK in 1992. From 1994 to 2004, he was a founding member and a professor of Center for Power Electronics System (an NSF ERC) at Virginia Tech. Since 2004, he has been a professor of electrical engineering at North Carolina State University and he is currently the Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is an IEEE Fellow. He established the NSF ERC Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems in 2008. As part of the FREEDM System concept, he developed the original concept of Energy Internet with the Solid State Transformer serving as an Energy Router. Today, FREEDM Systems ERC is one of the most successful ERCs in the USA with support from many companies. Dr. Huang is also the lead PI and visionary leader behind NCSU’s recent success in establishing the next generation wide bandgap power electronics manufacturing innovation institute. Dr. Huang’s research areas are power semiconductor devices, power management integrated circuits, power electronics and its emerging applications such as those in future electric power delivery and management systems. A very active and productive research leader, Dr. Huang has mentored and graduated more than 70 Ph.D. and master students and has generated more than $200m external R&D funding in the last 20 years. Dr. Huang has published more than 450 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and holds 21 US patents. Dr. Huang is the inventor and developer of the ETO thyristor technology. Dr. Huang is a fellow of IEEE and the recipient of the prestigious 2003 R&D 100 award and 2011 MIT Technology Magazine awards.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State University, USA