Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Smart Grids Technology and Applications

Lucian Mihet-Popa

Østfold University College

Dr. Mihet-Popa has gained his Habilitation and Ph.D. degree from The Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania, and has worked at various universities across Europe, in Denmark, Germany, and Norway. He is currently a Full Professor in Smart Energy Technology, the Head of the research group “Intelligent control of energy conversion and storage systems” and a Research Project Manager. He has published more than 150 papers and 15 books.


SG Infrastructure Integrated Communication Network Cloud Computing Distributed Generation Systems Multilevel Power Converters Energy Storage Technologies Hydrogen Technology Thermal Storage Transportation Electrification Wireless Charging Demand Management Energy Efficiency

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Over the past decade, with rapidly evolving new technologies, increased usage of digital information, monitoring, and control, the Smart Grid (SG) concept has been promoted all over the world, attracting huge interest. A Smart Grid is an intelligent electricity network that uses digital and other advanced technologies, such as cyber security communication or Internet of Energy technologies, which can be integrated in a cost-efficient manner. It is able to monitor and control the generation and transport of electricity to the end-user/consumer in an efficient, economic and secure way, in order to ensure a sustainable power system with low losses and high levels of quality. The future Smart Grids with Energy Management Systems will include more Distributed Generation Systems, such as renewable energy sources, and also power electronics converters, energy storage technologies, advanced communications, and smart homes. Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles (EVs) are two examples of fast growing technologies that would greatly benefit from the development of advanced infrastructure and components. On the edge of the Smart Grid infrastructure, where the consumers can produce energy from several local and distributed generation units, the need for energy management tools and control algorithms becomes an important option. To address these issues, many papers and books have proposed numerous Smart Grid concepts, software architectures and simulation models/tools.

The objective of this book is to collect and disseminate research and development results of the fundamentals, emerging grid structure, current research status, and future vision in the development and deployment of Smart Grids. Research results will include but will not be limited to advanced SG architectures, with smart power systems containing communication and information technologies, renewable energy integration with power electronic converters and energy storage systems suitable for SG applications, energy management strategies, including demand-side management (DSM) and demand response (DR). Emerging applications, including EVs, charging stations, but also big data management, cloud computing and artificial intelligence will be covered.

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Lucian Mihet-Popa

Østfold University College

Dr. Lucian Mihet-Popa received his Habilitation (2015) and Ph.D. degree (2002) in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree (2000) in Electric Drives and Power Electronics and a Bachelor’s degree (1999) in Electrical Engineering, from The Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania. Since 2016, he has been working as Full Professor in Energy Technology at Oestfold University College in Norway. From 1999 to 2016, Professor Mihet-Popa has been with the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. He has also worked as a Research Scientist with the Danish Technical University (2011–2014) and Aalborg University (2000–2002) in Denmark and as a Post Doc with Siegen University in Germany in 2004. Dr. Lucian Mihet-Popa has published more than 150 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings, and 15 books. Since 2017, he has been a Guest Editor for five Special Issues for the MDPI Energies and Applied Sciences Journals, for Maljesi and for the Advances in Meteorology Journal. He has served as Scientific and Technical Programme Committee Member for many IEEE Conferences. Professor Mihet-Popa has participated in more than 15 international grants/projects, such as FP7, EEA and Horizon 2020, and has been awarded more than 10 national research grants. He is also the head of the Research Lab “Intelligent Control of Energy Conversion and Storage Systems” and is one of the Coordinators of the Master Program in “Green Energy Technology” at the Faculty of Engineering. His research interest include modelling, simulation, control and testing of Energy Conversion Systems, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) components and systems, including battery storage systems-BSS (for electric vehicles and vanadium redox batteries (VRB)), energy efficiency in smart buildings and smart grids. Professor Mihet-Popa was invited to join the Energy and Automotive committees by the President and the Honorary President of Atomium European Institute, working in close cooperation with—and under the umbrella—of the EC and EU Parliament, and he was appointed the Chairman of AI4People 2020, Energy Section.

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