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“The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability”
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By Andres Carvallo and John Cooper


The Inevitable Evolution of Smart Grids. The Rationale for an Advanced Smart Grid. Vision, Planning, and Initiative. Smart Grid 1.0: From Power Plant to Meters. The National Perspective on Smart Grid. Interfacing with Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Smart Grid 2.0 Emerges: An Integrated, Advanced Smart Grid. The Potential of Advanced Smart Grids. Fast Forward to Smart Grid 3.0


Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides you with a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0). You gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

The Advanced Smart Grid uses the design and construction of the first citywide smart grid in the US as a case study, sharing the many successes and lessons learned. You gain working knowledge of successful tools and best practices that are needed to overcome diverse technological and organizational challenges as you strive to build a next-generation advanced smart grid (smart grid 2.0). Additionally, this unique book offers a glimpse at the future with interconnected advanced smart grids and a redesigned energy ecosystem (smart grid 3.0).

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Review Quotes

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper have written a thought provoking and insightful book on smart grid and in particular its potential from leveraging the technology rich world that we live in.” – Larry Weis, Austin Energy GM & CEO

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper do a masterful job conveying to utility industry practitioners, regulators, and consumers alike a great episode of our country’s energy evolution that should not be missed.” – Jon Wellinghoff, Former FERC Chairman

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper in The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability share a unique ability to identify and frame the underlying trends, transformative opportunities, and technological advances for smart energy systems.” – Tom Siebel, CEO C3 Energy

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper have gotten beyond the hype and blind promise of the Smart Grid to tell us why modernizing our grid is imperative, and the real steps that it will take to build the infrastructure that we need for the 21st century.” – Philip Mezey, President & CEO, Itron

“Carvallo and Cooper provide their pioneering insights and vision into how the smart grid is at the heart of tomorrow’s connected physical world. The Advanced Smart Grid goes to the core of understanding and establishing what the smart grid itself is and can be for society.” – Michael S. Branicky, Dean School of Engineering, University of Kansas

“Carvallo and Cooper in The Advanced Smart Grid provide an outstanding perspective on the history, status and vision of intelligent energy management.” – Stan McClellan, Director of the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University

“Carvallo and Cooper share their smart grid insights and applications to benefit all stakeholders. The Advanced Smart Grid is a must read to understand how the new energy infrastructure and services are greener, more dynamic, flexible, reliable, secure, and resilient.” – S. Massoud Amin, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Minnesota, Chairman of IEEE Smart Grid, Chairman of The Texas Reliability Entity, and Independent Director for The Midwest Reliability Organization

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“Electric System Operation – Evolving to the Modern Grid”

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By Dr. Mani Vadari


Introduction, Define System Operations, Introduction to Power Systems, Impact of Deregulation on System Operations, Impact of Smart/Modern Grid on System Operations, Business of System Operations, Control Center: The hub of System Operations, Energy Management Systems (EMS), Outage Management System (OMS), Distribution Management System (DMS), Distributed Energy Management System, System Operator Training Simulators, Conclusions and what is coming next on the horizon.

This book will provide a business perspective to System Operations as to how this area is so core to the utility’s most fundamental mandate – to provide reliable power to its customers. This book is intended for people who work in a utility, or support the industry by providing solutions and services to them. It is even focused on the power system engineer who, for the most of them will already have knowledge of the software systems; the algorithms used. It is designed to introduce them all to this very important function and the business imperative that it delivers to. This book answers several important questions: (1) what is the business of system operations and why is it important? (2) What are the various systems that support this function and how do they integrate into the rest of the utility? And (3) how does a utility’s ability to operate its network contribute to sustaining its business in a viable and meaningful manner?

So where does System Operations fit into a Utility’s overall ability to meet customer needs today? The short answer is “everywhere”. System Operations focused on operating the network to ensure the right levels of safety, reliability and efficiency in everything that relates to transmission and distribution grid management. In addition, System Operations in today’s environment is not the same as it was a generation ago. There are many new challenges utilities face in the modern environment from both internal pressures to provide efficiency and performance gains and outside pressures that are looking for better service and reliability. As this area evolves, system operations will need significantly new business capabilities and will be faced with a much more complex operational role. This book takes the reader into the business aspect of System operations. Lastly, the systems used by system operators are some of the most sophisticated in the utility and appear to be in a continuous state of transition and evolution. The system operator is responsible to keep the grid up and running. Yet, what happens inside the control center is not that well understood sometimes even within the utility. In addition to talking about key technologically intensive systems like the EMS, DMS and so on, this book also introduces one new technological system called the DEMS which has been designed around the needs of the customer and how the system operator can help in (1) provide better services to the customer and (2) help enable the customer as an integral part of the overall utility system.

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