Placing emphasis on practical "how-to" guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider's perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with 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 technology's 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. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry. Market Practicing power engineers, academics, researchers, industry analysts, and power regulators
Andres Carvallo is the CEO of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling smarter cities, utilities, enterprises, vendors, and startups. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. John Cooper currently works with Siemens new Business Transformation Services division, helping utilities plan and execute a managed transition into a sustainable energy business. He earned his M.B.A. with honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Inevitable Emergence of the Smart Grid; Smart Grid System Components; Smart Convergence; Smart Grid 1.0 Emerges; Envisioning and Designing Smart Grid 2.0; Today's Smart Grid; Fast-Forward to Smart Grid 3.0.