Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Editors: Begovic, Miroslav M. (Ed.)

  • Presents the latest information on technology and infrastructure development, as well as related policy issues
  • Features extensive coverage of smart grids and electrical transmission and distribution systems, including the risk and causes of transmission blackouts and methodologies for their prevention and mitigation
  • Provides an excellent introduction for those entering the field, as well as new insights for advanced researchers and industry experts
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Electric transmission networks are among the largest human-made engineering systems: For example, the transmission network in the United States covers over 300,000 km of lines and is served by 500 companies (electric utilities). In sharp contrast to the very incremental developments of the last century, transmission and control technologies experienced a major breakthrough at the beginning of the 21st century. The rapid growth of new energy generation technologies (renewables), significant advances in information processing applied to system monitoring, planning, operation, control, and protection, radical changes in distribution networks, and key shifts in end user behavior (advanced metering and control of demand response) have combined to produce the modern integrated electrical infrastructure commonly referred to as the smart grid.

Featuring state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book provides a detailed introduction to select key topics which span energy technology, engineering, and urban planning. Worldwide experts discuss the integration of electric energy infrastructure into the broader critical infrastructures of the modern world and their various interdependencies. Dedicated chapters cover specific topics ranging from underground transmission and distribution, to energy and water interdependence, and their implications for urban areas. Coverage also includes the key role of new policy initiatives as catalysts of change.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids, Introduction

    Begovic, Miroslav M.

    Pages 1-5

  • Distribution Systems, Substations, and Integration of Distributed Generation

    McDonald, John D. (et al.)

    Pages 7-68

  • Renewable Generation, Integration of

    Hodge, Bri-Mathias (et al.)

    Pages 69-97

  • Transmission Blackouts: Risk, Causes, and Mitigation

    Novosel, Damir

    Pages 99-127

  • Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control

    Thorp, James S. (et al.)

    Pages 129-158

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids
Book Subtitle
Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Editors
  • Miroslav M. Begovic
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5830-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5830-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5829-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9264-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 326
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