Category Archive for: «Smart Grid»

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Conceptual Model of Smart Grid Framework by IEC

The basic system From a communication point of view, each system plays the role of either supplier or consumer of information, or more typically both. In addition to this intersystem communication, these systems consist of subsystems with specific internal communications. The following paragraphs introduce the basic system including subsystems and describe the motivations for communication. […]

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Driving Distributed Energy with Smart Networks

Smart power delivery system The smart network will set up a virtuous cycle for distributed generators and energy storage devices. It will grow the market by opening up more niches where distributed energy is economically competitive. This growth will lead to economies of scale that decrease costs, making distributed energy economical in yet wider applications. […]

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Comparison of major grid failures in United States and around the world (part 2)

Continued from first part: Comparison of major grid failures in United States and around the world (part 1) A Breakdown of Major Grid Failures by Cause (cont.) Table II – A Breakdown of Major Grid Failures by Cause Main Causes US & Canada Europe International Snow Storm 13 fails 3 fails 3 fails Summer Storms […]

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Comparison of major grid failures in United States and around the world (part 1)

Power Surges The creation and delivery of power is one basic infrastructure expected by all modern industrial societies. Power distribution basics started in the US in the early 1900s when the first AC grid was established. Since 12 independent power grids were completed in the lower 48 states in the mid-1950s, reliability has been a […]

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Billion Dollar Storms vs U.S. Electric Grid

Severe weather is increasing Severe weather is the single leading cause of power outages in the United States. Outages caused by severe weather such as thunderstorms, hurricanes and blizzards account for 58 percent of outages observed since 2002 and 87 percent of outages affecting 50,000 or more customers. Furthermore, the incidence of both major power […]

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In Front Of The Third Electrical Systems Revolution in United States

Power Demand as a Power Resource A dizzying array of new energy technologies are reaching or nearing the marketplace. Newer choices to generate electricity include fuel cells, wind turbines, solar cells and microturbines. Energy storage is approaching practicality, for example through reversible fuel cells and flywheels. Under development are smart home appliances that can sense […]

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Are you concerned about your privacy in Smart Grid?

Modernization of the grid will increase the level of personal information detail available as well as the instances of collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Instead of measuring energy use at the end of each billing period, smart meters will provide this information at much shorter intervals. Even if electricity use is not recorded […]

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Smart Grids and The New Age of Energy

Smart grid requirements: Network planning Power electronics (HVDC/FACTS) Bulk renewable integration Energy Management System (EMS) Smart substation automation and protection Integrated Substation Condition Monitoring (ISCM) Communication Solutions Distribution Management System (DMS) Distribution automation and protection Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Decentralized Energy Management System (DEMS) Smart metering solutions Conclusion 1. Network planning Building Smart Grids is […]

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An Overview Of Smart Power Grid

Abstract The present electric grids use the technology of 1970’s. But with the advancement in various concepts of power generation, problems associated with power outages and thefts, and also due to increase in demand, we require a modernized grid to avail all the needs of customers even in the situations of hype, which can be […]

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Smart grid deployment, what we’ve done so far

Smart grid technologies The many smart grid technology areas – each consisting of sets of individual technologies – span the entire grid, from generation through transmission and distribution to various types of electricity consumers. Some of the technologies are actively being deployed and are considered mature in both their development and application, while others require further […]

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