About the book
This book provides information about up-to-date wind energy technologies in the context of smart grids. It starts with an introduction of wind energy characteristics and the availability prediction of wind energy in wind farms. As the wind power proportion increases in power systems, significant uncertainties and technical challenges arise to cause the concerns of the network stability and power dispatch. These bring about some latest technologies to cover the major aspects of energy integration and economic dispatch in order to meet energy demands and targets. Market tools such as pricing, gaming, bidding, and auction design as well as the “prosumer” concept will also be discussed, followed by extensive economic analysis and power dispatch optimization. Finally, cybersecurity will be studied to promote the uptake of energy Internet of Things (IoT) and also to understand electric grid security and data security.
All book chapters are produced by forward-thinking specialists in the area of renewable energy and smart grids, with detailed analysis and/or case studies. This book is intended to serve as a reference for graduate students, academics, professionals, and system operators.