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The Power Grid - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128053218, 9780081009529

The Power Grid

1st Edition

Smart, Secure, Green and Reliable

Editor: Brian D’Andrade
Paperback ISBN: 9780128053218
eBook ISBN: 9780081009529
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd March 2017
Page Count: 352
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The Power Grid: Smart, Secure, Green and Reliable offers a diverse look at the traditional engineering and physics aspects of power systems, also examining the issues affecting clean power generation, power distribution, and the new security issues that could potentially affect the availability and reliability of the grid.

The book looks at growth in new loads that are consuming over 1% of all the electrical power produced, and how combining those load issues of getting power to the regions experiencing growth in energy demand can be addressed. In addition, it considers the policy issues surrounding transmission line approval by regulators.

With truly multidisciplinary content, including failure analysis of various systems, photovoltaic, wind power, quality issues with clean power, high-voltage DC transmission, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic interference, privacy concerns, and data security, this reference is relevant to anyone interested in the broad area of power grid stability.

Key Features

  • Discusses state–of-the-art trends and issues in power grid reliability
  • Offers guidance on purchasing or investing in new technologies
  • Includes a technical document relevant to public policy that can help all stakeholders understand the technical issues facing a green, secure power grid


Electrical power energy industry, power engineers, systems engineers, overlap with information system security professionals, reliability engineers, and public utility commissions. Also those involved in clean power generation, power distribution and the availability and reliability of the grid

Table of Contents

1. Evolution of the Traditional Power System

  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Electric Power System Fundamentals
  • 1.3 Evolution and Outlook
  • References

2. Transmission Grid Smart Technologies

  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Smart Electric Transmission Grid: A Definition
  • 2.3 Smart Grid Road Map
  • 2.4 Understanding Transmission System Performance and Operation
  • 2.5 Role of Power Electronics in Smart Transmission Grids
  • 2.6 Functional Applications of HVDC Transmission Technology
  • 2.7 Monitoring
  • 2.8 Synchro-Phasor Measurement Technology
  • 2.9 Conclusion and Outlook
  • References

3. Advances in Power Converters

  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction to Power Conversion
  • 3.2 Power Electronics and Solid-State Transformers
  • 3.3 Grid Integration of Distributed Power Sources
  • 3.4 Integration of EVs
  • 3.5 Future Trends
  • References

4. Smart Grid Energy Storage

  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Energy Storage Technologies
  • 4.3 Energy Storage Applications
  • 4.4 Key Challenges to Widespread Deployment
  • 4.5 Trends and Future Outlook
  • 4.6 Market and Regulatory Trends
  • References

5. Electromagnetic Interference Considerations for Electrical Power Systems

  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Sources of EMI
  • 5.3 Worker and Public Safety
  • 5.4 Summary
  • References

6. HVDC Transmission for Renewable Energy Integration

  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 History of HVDC
  • 6.3 High Voltage Direct Current Converter Station Technologies
  • 6.4 HVDC Transmission Configurations
  • 6.5 AC Versus DC
  • 6.6 Summary
  • 6.7 Conclusion
  • References

7. Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 System Architecture
  • 7.3 Energy Load to the US Grid System
  • 7.4 Industry Trends for the Emerging Smart Grid
  • 7.5 Unequal Utilization of the Distribution Transformer Thermal Life With Vehicle Charging
  • 7.6 Hotspot Temperature in a Distribution Transformer With Vehicle Charging
  • 7.7 Overview of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
  • 7.8 Distributed Power Generation With Super Capacitor Storage
  • 7.9 Load Flow and Power Flow Demand
  • 7.10 Synergistic Operation of Hybrid Vehicles and the Smart Grid
  • 7.11 Availability of the Hybrid Vehicle for V2G Ancillary Services
  • 7.12 Charging Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • 7.13 Hybrid Vehicle as a Miniature Power System
  • 7.14 Impact of EVs and PHEVs on the Distribution System With and Without V2G
  • 7.15 V2G Complexities for Hybrid Vehicle Systems
  • 7.16 Interconnection and Communication Standards for V2G Power
  • 7.17 Hybrid Vehicle as a Stand-Alone Emergency Power System
  • 7.18 Vehicle to Grid of the Future
  • 7.19 Expectations for the Future
  • References

8. Cybersecurity for the Smart Grid

  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Cybersecurity Best Practices and Guidelines for the Power Industry
  • 8.3 Cybersecurity Risk Assessments and Tools
  • 8.4 Challenges and Conclusions
  • Further Reading

9. Big Data and Monitoring the Grid

  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Smart Grid Big Data Challenge
  • 9.3 Informative Feature Extraction
  • 9.4 Event Monitoring
  • 9.5 Energy Consumption Forecasting
  • 9.6 Visualization
  • 9.7 Big Data Infrastructure
  • 9.8 Future Trends
  • References

10. Prognostics for the Power Industry

  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Statistical Reliability and Prognostics
  • 10.3 Prognostics for Utility Infrastructure
  • 10.4 Large Scale Grid Health Monitoring
  • 10.5 Prognostics for Residences
  • 10.6 Future Trends
  • References


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About the Editor

Brian D’Andrade

Dr. D’Andrade is a Senior Managing Engineer in Exponent’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science practice. Dr. D’Andrade has a diversified set of expertise in electrical, electronic, optical engineering, microelectronic systems, communications, network protocols, software and semiconductors. He has experience in the design, failure analysis and reliability estimation of light emitting devices (LEDs), LCD, plasma, OLED flat panel displays and solidstate lighting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Managing Engineer in Exponent’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science practice

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