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Research Trends and Challenges in Smart Grids

Edited by Alfredo Vaccaro

University of Sannio, Benevento


Ahmed F. Zobaa

Brunel University London

Prabhakar Karthikeyan Shanmugam

Vellore Institute of Technology

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Kannaiah Sathish Kumar

Vellore Institute of Technology

This book introduces the most promising enabling technologies and methodologies for smart grids. It not only focuses on technological breakthroughs and roadmaps in implementing these technologies, but also presents the much-needed sharing of best practices, demonstrating the potential role of smart grid functions in improving the technical, economic, and environmental performance of modern power distribution systems. This can be achieved by allowing for massive pervasion of dispersed generating units, increasing the hosting capacity of renewable power generators, reducing active power losses and atmospheric emissions, and improving system flexibility.

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Research Trends and Challenges in Smart GridsEdited by Alfredo Vaccaro

Published: January 15th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77415

ISBN: 978-1-78923-892-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-891-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-006-9

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

4096 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Open Problems and Enabling Methodologies for Smart Grids

By Alfredo Vaccaro, Antonio Pepiciello and Ahmed Faheem Zobaa


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2. Connected Autonomous Electric Vehicles as Enablers for Low-Carbon Future

By Binod Vaidya and Hussein T. Mouftah


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3. A Distributed Optimization Method for Optimal Energy Management in Smart Grid

By Dinh Hoa Nguyen, Huynh Ngoc Tran, Tatsuo Narikiyo and Michihiro Kawanishi


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4. Voltage Regulation in Smart Grids

By Maher Azzouz


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5. A Reliable Communication Model Based on IEEE802.15.4 for WSANs in Smart Grids

By Jafar Rasouli, Ahmad Motamedi, Mohamad Baseri and Mahshad Parsa


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6. Microgrid

By Nithiyananthan Kannan


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7. Solid-State Transformer for Energy Efficiency Enhancement

By Fernando Vaca-Urbano, Manuel S. Alvarez-Alvarado, Angel A. Recalde and Félix Moncayo-Rea


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8. Hybrid Modeling Procedure of Li-Ion Battery Modules for Reproducing Wide Frequency Applications in Electric Systems

By Sandra Castano-Solis, Daniel Serrano-Jiménez, Jesús Fraile-Ardanuy, David Jiménez-Bermejo and Javier Sanz-Feito


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