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Energy Efficiency in Smart Grids

Edited by Ahmed F. Zobaa

Brunel University London

Co-editor:

Alfredo Vaccaro

University of Sannio, Benevento

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Demand Side Management Plug-in Vehicles Flexible Loads Energy Storage Optimal Location Ancillary Services Renewable Power Generators Distributed Optimization Robust Control Grid Optimization Proactive Control State Estimation Energy Price Renewable Power Multicarrier Energy Networks

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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.

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Ahmed F. Zobaa

Brunel University London

Ahmed Faheem Zobaa received the B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical power and machines from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992, 1997, and 2002, respectively. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Senior Lecturer in renewable energy at University of Exeter, U.K. He was also an Instructor from 1992 to 1997, a Teaching Assistant from 1997 to 2002, an Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2008, an Associate Professor from 2008 to 2013 at Cairo University where he has also been a Professor (on leave) since December 2013. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in power systems, an MSc Course Director and a Full Member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London, U.K. His main areas of expertise are power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications. Dr. Zobaa is an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology and Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy. He is also an Editorial Board member, Editor, Associate Editor, and Editorial Advisory Board member for many international journals. He is a registered Chartered Engineer, Chartered Energy Engineer, European Engineer, and International Professional Engineer. He is also a registered member of the Engineering Council U.K., Egypt Syndicate of Engineers, and the Egyptian Society of Engineers. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of U.K. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Energy Institute of U.K., the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Society of Arts, the African Academy of Science, and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Also, He is a member of the International Solar Energy Society, the European Power Electronics and Drives Association, and the IEEE Standards Association.

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