About the book
The large scale deployment of the Smart Grid paradigm could play a strategic role in supporting the evolution of conventional electrical grids toward active, flexible and sustainable networks composed of distributed and cooperative energy resources. From this perspective, a crucial issue is how to support the evolution of existing electrical grids from static hierarchal systems to self-organising, high scalable and pervasive networks.
In this field modern trends are oriented toward the employment of new control, protection and monitoring systems that move away from the older centralized paradigm to system distributed in the field with an increasing pervasion of intelligence devices. The large scale deployment of these solutions could lead to a more effective integration of renewable power generators into existing electrical grids and to a sensible improvement of the distribution network flexibility.
This book aims to be focused on the enabling technologies and methodologies for Smart Grids. This area addresses many relevant topics ranging from methods for balancing resources to various control and security aspects. This book not only focuses on technological breakthroughs and roadmaps in implementing the technology, but also presents the much needed sharing of best practices.