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This book describes the elements which must be considered in planning and implementing a "smart grid" electrical delivery system. The author outlines in clear terms how the grid can be modernized in such as way that it monitors, protects and automatically optimizes the operation of its interconnected elements - from the central and distributed generator through the high-voltage network and distribution system, to energy storage installations and to end-use consumers and their thermostats, electric vehicles, appliances and other household devices. Comprehensive in scope, the guide highlights emerging concepts of cyber and physical security, resiliency, and the newest architecture, "the integrated grid." Energy and utility professionals, power system planners, regulators, policy makers and others in the field will again a broader understanding of how a two-way flow of electricity and information can be used to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivery network.

ISBN: 0-88173-750-X
6 x 9, 520 pp., Illus., Hardcover


1 – What is the Smart Grid?
What is the Smart Grid? • Smart Grid Characteristics: Drivers and Opportunities • Smart Grid Challenges • The Smart Grid Conceptual Model • Additional Challenges • A Bright Future? • Will Electric Service Go the Way of the Telecom Industry? • Future Opportunities which the Smart Grid Enables • HAN Expansion in California • Pressing Issues and Opportunities • The Need for Electrification

2 – Smart Grid Technologies
Transmission Systems and Substations • Transmission Operations: Advanced Grid Management Tools • Distribution Systems • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) • Customer Technologies

3 – Smart Grid Roadmaps
Technology Roadmaps • Smart Grid Roadmaps • The International Energy Agency's (IEA)
Smart Grid Roadmap • Other Roadmap Summaries

4 – The Smart Grid as an Integrated Grid
The Integrated-Grid Approach • How to Enable the Integrated Grid Approach • Conclusion

5 – Lessons Learned from the World's Smart Grid Demonstrations
Purpose of Demonstrations • Europe • Japan • United States • EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative • U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant Program • DOE's Results • Central Maine Power • Consolidated Edison Company • FirstEnergy Service Company • PNM Resources • Kansas City Power and Light Company • Wisconsin Power and Light • Oklahoma Gas and Electric • PECO, an Exelon Company • Midwest Independent System Operator • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) • Southern Company • Southern California Edison • Conclusions

6 – Enhancing Smart Grid Resiliency
Why Increase Resiliency? • What is Power System Resiliency? • High-Impact, Low-Frequency Events • Threats to Resiliency • Geomagnetic Disturbances • Power System Components • Generation

7 – A Grid Operating System to Facilitate the Smart Grid
Energy Management Systems • Grid Operating System 1.0 • Grid Operating System 2.0 • Grid Operating System 3.0 • Developing 3.0

8 – The Grid As a Terrorist Target
Physical Security • NERC Security Guideline for the Electricity Sector: Physical Security • Physical Barriers • Substations • Transmission Lines • Generating Plants • Control Centers and Control Systems • Sensing, Communication, and Control • Distribution Systems • Technologies to Enable Physical Security • Power Grid Hardening and Mitigation against HEMP • Power Grid Hardening and Mitigation • Research Needed

9 – Assuring Cyber Security
The Risk of a Cyber Attack • The Smart Grid Increases Cyber Security Risks • Incorporating Cyber Security into the Smart Grid • Priority Cybersecurity Projects • Enterprise Risk Management • Capability Maturity Model • Risk Management •

10 – The Benefits and Cost of the Smart Grid
Estimating the Benefits and Cost of the Smart Grid • What Constitutes the Power Delivery System? • What Differentiates Smart Grid Enhancement? • The Benefits of the Smart Grid • Transmission Systems and Substations Costs. • Summary of Transmission and Substations Costs • Distribution Systems • Customer Systems

11 – Factors Effecting the Demand for Electricity From the Smart Grid
The Demand for Electricity • End-Use Technology • The Potential for Electricity Savings from Utility Programs • Lighting • Demand Response • New Uses of Electricity • Industrial Trends • Distributed Generation • Conclusions




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