Placing emphasis on practical "how-to" guidance, this 2011 book from Artech House provides you with a first-hand, insiderís perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0). It offers a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation.
Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technologyís evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.
The Advanced Smart Grid uses the design and construction of the first citywide smart grid in the US as a case study, sharing the many successes and lessons learned. You gain working knowledge of successful tools and best practices that are needed to overcome diverse technological and organizational challenges as you strive to build a next-generation advanced smart grid (smart grid 2.0). Additionally, this unique book offers a glimpse at the future with interconnected advanced smart grids and a redesigned energy ecosystem (smart grid 3.0).
We are pleased to present Chapter One of this book, in two parts. (This chapter is provided through the courtesy and with the permission of the publisher, Artech House, who reserve all rights to the material; to read the publisherís web-site entry on this book, click here.)
?To see the Table of Contents, click here.
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?The second half of Chapter One will be posted shortly.
About the authors
Andres Carvallo is the executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Proximetry. He is a board member of the Utilities Telecom Councilís Smart Networks Council and an energy and technology advisor to The University of Texas, The University of Kansas, and The University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas.
John Cooper is president of Ecomergence, a consulting firm that supports consumer adaptation to the emerging Smart Grid. Mr. Cooper is the author of numerous white papers and magazine articles on smart grid. He earned his B.A. in government and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
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