Taha Selim Ustun

Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute

Taha Selim Ustun received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. He has been an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering with ECE, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He is currently a Researcher with the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA), where he leads the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Laboratory. He has edited several books and special issues with international publishing houses. His current research interests include power system protection, communication in power networks, distributed generation, microgrids, electric vehicle integration, and cybersecurity in smart grids. He has delivered several invited talks for different conferences and organizations such as the Qatar Foundation, the World Energy Council, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, and the European Union Energy Initiative (EUEI).

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Taha Selim Ustun

Proliferation of distributed generation and the increased ability to monitor different parts of the electrical grid offer unprecedented opportunities for consumers and grid operators. Energy can be generated near the consumption points, which decreases transmission burdens and novel control schemes can be utilized to operate the grid closer to its limits. In other words, the same infrastructure can be used at higher capacities thanks to increased efficiency. Also, new players are integrated into this grid such as smart meters with local control capabilities, electric vehicles that can act as mobile storage devices, and smart inverters that can provide auxiliary support. To achieve stable and safe operation, it is necessary to observe and coordinate all of these components in the smartgrid.

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