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Need the answers to Smart Utilities, Smart Energy, and Smart Building questions?

Vision? History? Smart Grid? Microgrids? Batteries? Networks? Energy Storage? Big Data? GIS? Controls? Smart Buildings? Sustainability? VPPs? Energy Applications? Smart Cities?

Andres Carvallo, Power Engineering Series Editor, and Artech House have published 28 books since 2010 to get the best answers.  The are all must reads !!!

We are very passionate about finding the right answers, about sharing the knowledge, about building perfection, about sustainability, and about harmony.  We hope that the following books will point you in the right direction:

 

BIG DATA ANALYTICS FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES AND SMART CITIES

DESCRIPTION:
This practical new book presents the application of “big data” analytics to connected vehicles, smart cities, and transportation systems. This book enables transportation professionals to understand how data analytics can and will expand the design and engineering of connected vehicles and smart cities. Readers find extensive case studies and examples that provide a strong framework focusing on practical application of data sciences and analytic tools for actual projects in the field.

Both federal and private sector investments have a strong interest in the connected vehicle and this book discusses the impact this has on transportation. This book defines urban analytics and modeling, incentives and governance, mobility networks, energy networks, and other attributes and elements that craft a smart city. Readers learn how smart cities impact the application of advanced technologies in urban areas. This book explains how recently passed transportation legislation for the US has a specific emphasis on the use of data for performance management.

CONTENTS:
What is Big Data?; What is Big Data; connected and Autonomous Vehicles; Smart Cities; What are Analytics?; The Practical Application of Analytics to Transportation; Transportation Use Cases; Building a Data Lake; Practical Applications and Concepts for Transportation Data Analytics; Benefits and Cost Estimation for Smart City Transportation Data Analytics; Benefit and Cost Estimation for Smart City Transportation Services; Summary.

AUTHOR:
Bob McQueen is CEO of Bob McQueen and Associates. He earned his B.S. in civil engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glascow, Scotland, and his M.S. in highways and transportation from City University, London, England.

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PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE GRID INTEGRATION

DESCRIPTION:
This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive introduction to plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including critical discussions on energy storage and converter technology. The architecture and models for sustainable charging infrastructures and capacity planning of small scale fast charging stations are presented. This book considers PEVs as mobile storage units and explains how PEVS can provide services to the grid. Enabling technologies are explored, including energy storage, converter, and charger technologies for home and park charging. The adoption of EV is discussed and examples are given from the individual battery level to the city level.

This book provides guidance on how to build and design sustainable transportation systems. Optimal arrival rates, optimal service rates, facility location problems, load balancing, and demand forecasts are covered in this book. Time-saving MATLAB code and background tables are included in this resource to help engineers with their projects in the field.

CONTENTS:
Part I-Electrification of Light-Duty Vehicles; Introduction to Plug-In Electric Vehicles; Enabling Technologies; Bottlenecks for Electric Vehicles Penetration; Part II- Architectures, Control, and Optimization; Battery Model; Charging Facility Design; Capacity Planning of a Large Scale Plug-In Vehicle; Capacity Planning of Small Scale Fast Charging Stations; Optimal Arrival Rates; Optimal Service Rates; Facility Location Problem; Load Balancing and Demand Forecast; Part III-PEVs for Ancillary Services; Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology; Vehicle-to-Grid Technology; Miscellaneous.

AUTHORS:
Islam Safak Bayram is an assistant professor at the Division of Sustainability at the College of Science and Engineering and a scientist at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute both at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He received his B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering form Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, his M.S. degree in telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University.
Ali Tajer is an assistant professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his M.A. degree in statistics and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University.

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APPLICATIONS of ENERGY HARVESTING TECHNOLOGIES in BUILDINGS

DESCRIPTION:
This timely new resource explores the available energy sources within commercial and residential buildings and the available technologies for energy harvesting. Energy harvesting within built environments is presented using strong research and commercial examples. This book includes clear and concise case studies on solar cell powered sensor nodes for emotion monitoring systems in ambient assistive living environments and inductive/RF power transfers. Thermoelectric energy harvesting and power management circuit design, airflow and vibration energy harvesting is also explored. The book concludes with a look at the future of energy harvesting in buildings.

CONTENTS:
Energy Harvesting in Built Environment; Case Study: Solar cell powered sensor node for an emotion monitoring system in Ambient Assistive Living Environment; Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Power Management Circuits Design; Inductive/RF Power Transfer and Case Study; Airflow Energy Harvesting; Vibration Energy Harvesting; The Future of Energy Harvesting in Buildings.

AUTHORS:
Stephen Beeby is an advanced research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He also the co-author of MEMS Mechanical Sensors (Artech House, 2004) and numerous journal articles and conference papers. He holds an Eng. (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Portsmouth, U.K. and a Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Joseph W. Matiko is an assistant lecturer in the department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom and his BEng degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Dar es Salaam Technology, Tanzania.

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A WHOLE-SYSTEM APPROACH TO HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN BUILDINGS

DESCRIPTION:
This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. The whole system approach to integrated design is clearly presented. This book includes insight into designing for the future, including design quality and future proofing, intelligent buildings, and whole life value. Nature inspired sustainable designs that can be mimicked in the construction industry are presented. Technical challenges such as energy efficiency, design, and computer modeling are explored along with various construction phase opportunities.

CONTENTS:
Scope and Scale of the Challenge; The Whole System Approach; Designing for the Future-Design Quality and Future Proofing, Intelligent Buildings, Whole Life Value and Closing the Performance Gap; Working with Nature and Natural Systems; Energy -Optimizing Architectural Design and Engineering; Modeling and Simulation as a Design Tool; Water-Efficient Use, Sustainable Waste Water Treatment and Management; Construction phase opportunities; Post-Construction; Case Studies.

AUTHORS:
David Strong is currently a director of David Strong Consulting and a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He was previously Managing Director of the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), Environment Division. He received his PhD. from Oxford University and his BSc in building engineering from Bath University. He was awarded the Building Sustainability Leadership Award for establishing the UK Green Building Council. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Victoria Burrows is currently the head of sustainability for a major international contractor. She received her BSc in architecture and environmental design from the University of Nottingham and her International Baccalaureate diploma from Henley College, UK.

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IoT TECHNICAL CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

DESCRIPTION:
This practical resource highlights the systematic problems Internet of Things is encountering on its journey to mass adoption. Professionals are offered solutions to key questions about IoT systems today, including potential network scalability issues, storage, and computing. Security and privacy are explored and the value of sensor-collected data is explained. Costs of deployment and transformation are covered and the model-driven deployment of IoT systems is explored. Presenting a pragmatic real-world approach to IoT, this book covers technology components such as communication, computing, storage and mobility, as well as business insights and social implications.

CONTENTS:
Internet of Things Today; Scalability of Networks, Storage, and Computing; Security and Privacy; Sensor Informatics and Business Insights; Mobile Sensing; Democratizing Analytics – Analytics-as-a-Service; Real Internet of Things.

AUTHORS:
Arpan Pal is principal scientist at Tata Consultancy Services and head of their Kolkata Innovation Lab. He received his Ph.D. in multimedia and communications from Aalborg University in Denmark, his M.Tech in telecommunications systems engineering and his B.Tech in electronics and electrical communications engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

Balamuralidhar Purushothaman is principal scientist at Tata Consultancy Services and head of their Bangalore Innovation Lab. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive wireless communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, his M.Tech in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his B.Tech in electrical engineering from Kerala University, India.

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ELECTRONIC POWER SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS

DESCRIPTION:
This comprehensive resource presents the fundamentals of power systems, including the theory, practical steps, and methods used in the design and management of energy systems. Readers are provided with a uniquely comprehensive derivation of power electronics and will find practical advice based on actual occurrences in the field using real life scenarios. This book offers a direct mathematical approach for models of the main components in an electrical power system. This resource gives insight into power transformer modeling, transmission line and cable modeling, transmission line load ability, power flows, and real and reactive power and frequency control. General fault studies in electrical power systems and state estimation in electrical power systems are also explored.

CONTENTS:
Fundamentals of Energy Systems; Network Analysis; Power Transformer Modeling; Transmission Line and Cable Modeling; Transmission Line Load Ability; Power Flows; Optimal Operation of Power Systems; Real and Reactive Power Control, General Fault Studies in Electrical Power Systems; Contingency Analysis; State Estimation in Electrical Power Systems.

AUTHOR:
Salvador Acha Daza received his Ph.D. in Power Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington where he also spent a postdoctoral year at the Energy System Research Center. He received a M.Sc. in Power Engineering from Seccion de Graduados ESIME–IPM, Mexico City. He is a senior member and distinguished power lecturer of the IEEE.

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Sinopoli Smart Buildings
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART BUILDINGS

DESCRIPTION:
Authored by an accredited expert in the field, this timely new resource introduces technologies that can be used for advanced smart buildings, including renewable power, communications, indoor positioning, security management, and control systems. This book speaks to the innovation of advanced technology, particularly information technology within the building industry today and explores the potential benefits and issues with advanced technology and its applications and presents practical real-world case studies. This book demonstrates that the penetration of information technology in the building industry is a long term, major development that will affect homes, offices, and other buildings. Smart technology will impact the automation and communications in existing and new building systems

CONTENTS:
The Role of the Owners and Architects in Smart Buildings; Measuring the Performance of a Building; Information Technology in Building Systems; Data management; Lighting; Data Analytics; Indoor Positioning Systems; Real time Location Systems; Eye Tracking Systems; Distributed Antenna Systems; Power; Integrated Building Management Systems; Video Surveillance; Access Control and Intrusion; Monitoring the Building Envelope; System Integration; Building Operations; Energy Management; Essential Attributes of a Smart Building; Case Studies; Future Building Technology.

AUTHOR:
James Sinopoli is the managing principal at Smart Buildings, LLC. He is an innovator in the high performance building industry. For over 30 years, he has designed and engineered operationally efficient, intuitive, and sustainable buildings through an integrated design matrix of building systems and technology. His design work can be found in many building types and uses throughout the US, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. Mr. Sinopoli received his M.A. in environmental management from Governor’s State University and his B.S. in engineering from Purdue University.

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Sendin Telecom Networks
TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS FOR THE SMART GRID

DESCRIPTION:
This comprehensive new resource demonstrates how to build smart grids utilizing the latest telecommunications technologies. Readers find practical coverage of PLC and wireless for smart grid and are given concise excerpts of the different technologies, networks, and services around it. Design and planning guidelines are shown through the combination of electricity grid and telecommunications technologies that support the reliability, performance and security requirements needed in smart grid applications. This book covers a wide range of critical topics, including telecommunications for power engineers, power engineering for telecommunications engineers, utility applications projecting in smart grids, technologies for smart grid networks, and telecommunications architecture. This practical reference is supported with in-depth case studies.

CONTENTS:
General View of the Smart Grids; Telecommunications for Power Engineers; Power Engineering for Telecommunication Engineers; Utility Applications Projecting into Smart Grids; Telecommunication Technologies for Smart Grid Networks; Telecommunications Architecture; Case Study- PLC as the Key Enabler of Smart Grid; Case Study-Radio as the Media for Agile Smart Grid Expansion; Case Study-Guidelines for the Implementation of the Smart Grid.

AUTHOR:
Alberto Sendin, Miguel A. Sanchesz-Fornie, Inigo Berganza, Javier Simon,and Iker Urrutiaare all faculty members in the department of telecommunications at Iberdrola, Spain.

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Lehpamer Intro to Power Uti Coms
INTRODUCTION TO POWER UTILITY COMMUNICATIONS

DESCRIPTION:
This timely new book is a cutting edge resource for engineers involved in the electric utility industry. This one-of-a-kind resource explores the planning, design, and deployment of communications networks, including fiber, microwave, RF, and Ethernet in electric utility spaces as related to Smart Grid. Readers are presented with an introduction to power utility communications, providing a thorough overview of data transmission media, electrical grid, and power grid modernization. Communication fundamentals and fiber-optic radio system design are also covered. Network performance and reliability considerations are discussed including channel protection, system latency, and cyber and grid security. Clear examples and calculations are presented to demonstrate reliability and availability measures for fiber-optic systems.

CONTENTS:
Introduction to Communication Systems; Communications Fundamentals; Introduction to Fiber–Optic System Design; Introduction to Radio System Design; Utility Communications Network Performance and Reliability Considerations; Regulatory and Safety Challenges; Installation, Testing and Commissioning.

AUTHOR:
Harvey Lehpamer works as senior project engineer at POWER Engineers, Inc. in San Diego, California. He received his Ph. D. in electrical engineering and his M.S. in radio communications and professional electronics from the University of Zagreb, in Croatia. He has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and deployment of wireless and wireline networks including microwave, fiber-optic, and other communication systems and has worked for a number of well-know telecom and wireless, manufacturing, and power utility organizations around the world. He currently teaches “Microwave Transmission Engineering,” at University of California – Extension, in San Diego, and “Utility Communications” at Gonzaga University, WA.

REVIEW:
“Introduction to Power Utility Communications is an outstanding foundational reference for students, engineers, and professionals needing a working knowledge of the variety of communication channels employed for protection, control, data and voice transmission in the utility space. The text offers clear description and illustration of the strengths and limitations of the multitude of communication channels available today, including wired, wireless, and fiber optic systems. Basic channel design concepts and considerations are included, as well as treatments of protocol selection, security, and project management for communication infrastructure installations. Dr. Lehpamer has prepared an extremely accessible entry-text simplifying a complex suite of subjects.” John J. Kumm, P.E. Director, SCADA and Analytical Services POWER Engineers, Inc.

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DESIGNING CONTROL LOOPS FOR LINEAR AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES

DESCRIPTION:
Loop control is an essential area of electronics engineering that today’s professionals need to master. Rather than delving into extensive theory, this practical book focuses on what you really need to know for compensating or stabilizing a given control system. You can turn instantly to practical sections with numerous design examples and ready-made formulas to help you with your projects in the field. You also find coverage of the underpinnings and principles of control loops so you can gain a more complete understanding of the material. This authoritative volume explains how to conduct analysis of control systems and provides extensive details on practical compensators. It helps you measure your system, showing how to verify if a prototype is stable and features enough design margin. Moreover, you learn how to secure high-volume production by bench-verified safety margins.

CONTENTS:
Basics of Loop Control – Open-Loop Systems. The Necessity of ControlClosed-Loop Systems. Notions of Time Constants. Performance of a Feedback Control System. Transfer Functions. Conclusion.

AUTHOR:
Christophe Basso Christophe Basso is a product engineering director at ON Semiconductor in Toulouse, France. He received his B.S.E.E. in electronics from Montpellier University and his M.S.E.E. in power electronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse. A Senior Member of the IEEE, Mr. Basso is recognized expert, patent holder, and author in the field.

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BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: BATTERY MODELING – VOLUME 1

DESCRIPTION:
Large-scale battery packs are needed in hybrid and electric vehicles, utilities grid backup and storage, and frequency-regulation applications. In order to maximize battery-pack safety, longevity, and performance, it is important to understand how battery cells work. This first of its kind new resource focuses on developing a mathematical understanding of how electrochemical (battery) cells work, both internally and externally. This comprehensive resource derives physics-based micro-scale model equations, then continuum-scale model equations, and finally reduced-order model equations. This book describes the commonly used equivalent-circuit type battery model and develops equations for superior physics-based models of lithium-ion cells at different length scales. This resource also presents a breakthrough technology called the “discrete-time realization algorithm” that automatically converts physics-based models into high-fidelity approximate reduced-order models.

CONTENTS:
Battery Boot Camp; Equivalent-Circuit Models; Microscale Cell Models; Continuum-Scale Cell Models; State-Space Models and the Discrete-Time Realization Algorithm; Reduced-Order Models; Thermal Modeling.

AUTHOR:
Gregory L. Plett is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and his MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, CA.

REVIEWS:
“Volume 1 of Dr. Plett’s “Battery Management Systems” is a comprehensive review of battery and supercapacitor modeling. It covers important modeling work from the early electrochemical fundamentals to modern model order reduction techniques using a mathematically rigorous approach that is also accessible and physically motivated.” Chris Rahn, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

“An essential book for anyone interested in mathematical modeling of batteries. This book contains exceptionally lucid presentations of equivalent circuit, macro-homogenous, and reduced-order models, and so provides a strong foundation for readers interested in using or developing battery models. This book is used as a textbook but serves equally well for self-study.” Robert Spotnitz, President, Battery Design LLC

“An easy-to-follow, comprehensive introduction to battery modeling for electrochemical control using both empirical and physics-based methods. Derives governing equations for battery performance physics in a straightforward manner while introducing all necessary prerequisite background in thermodynamics, electrochemistry and transport theory. Provides an authoritative review for those wishing to make the next breakthroughs in the electrochemical control of Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors.” Kandler Smith, battery modeling & control expert and member SAE, IEEE & ECS

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Carvallo 2nd edition
THE ADVANCED SMART GRID: EDGE POWER DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY – 2ND EDITION

DESCRIPTION:
Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with 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. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER AND MIcrogrids. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry.

CONTENTS:
The Inevitable Emergence of the Smart Grid; Smart Grid System Components; Smart Convergence; Smart Grid 1.0 Emerges; Envisioning and Designing Smart Grid 2.0; Today’s Smart Grid; Fast-Forward to Smart Grid 3.0.

AUTHORS:
Andres Carvallo is the CEO of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling smarter cities, utilities, enterprises, vendors, and startups. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems.

John Cooper currently works with Siemens new Business Transformation Services division, helping utilities plan and execute a managed transition into a sustainable energy business. He earned his M.B.A. with honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

REVIEWS:
“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 IoT

“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 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

“The 2nd Edition of The Advanced Smart Grid by Andres Carvallo and John Cooper is a must read sharing the best comprehensive coverage of the Smart Grid.” John D. McDonald, P.E. – Director, Technical Strategy & Policy Development – GE Digital Energy

“Andres Carvallo and John Cooper in The Advanced Smart Grid chart and exciting path forward for the industry towards Smart Grid 3.0. It will be an energizing journey!” Martin Travers, President of Telecommunications at Black & Veatch

“Carvallo and Cooper give us insight to the opportunities and challenges that the future smart grid brings in The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability. If you want to see where the worlds of the IT and communications industries meet the power generation and distribution utilities, you’ll find it here.” Pete Zogas, SVP National Instruments

“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 take us to the heart of what smart grid can be. This books gives the context, insights, and framework for all of us in this space to deliver solutions that are meaningful for all stakeholders.” Jeffrey Weiser, CEO at PayGo

“Carvallo and Cooper provide a timely update to their excellent introduction to Smart Grid technologies. Highlights include a discussion of local and global trends affecting Smart Grid in the years since the first edition and predictions and use cases for Smart Grid 3.0.” Ross Baldick, Professor at the Department of Engineering and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin

“The Advanced Smart Grid provides a modern combination of ICT and power systems perspective on the state of the grid and its evolution towards a Smart Grid 3.0” Rajit Gadh, Professor at the Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles

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MICRO AND NANO ENERGY HARVESTING TECHNOLOGIES

DESCRIPTION:
Seeking renewable and clean energies is essential for releasing the heavy reliance on mineral-based energy and remedying the threat of global warming to our environment. In the last decade, explosive growth in research and development efforts devoted to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and nanowires-related nanotechnology have paved a great foundation for new mechanisms of harvesting mechanical energy at the micro/nano-meter scale. MEMS-based inertial sensors have been the enabler for numerous applications associated with smart phones, tablets, and mobile electronics. This is a valuable reference for all those faced with the challenging problems created by the ever-increasing interest in MEMS and nanotechnology-based energy harvesters and their applications. This book presents fundamental physics, theoretical design, and method of modeling for four mainstream energy harvesting mechanisms – piezoelectric, electromagnetic, electrostatic, and triboelectric. Readers are provided with a comprehensive technical review and historical view of each mechanism. The authors also present current challenges in energy harvesting technology, technical reviews, design requirements, case studies, along with unique and representative examples of energy harvester applications.

CONTENTS:
Piezoelectric MEMS Vibration Energy Harvesting; Electromagnetic MEMS Vibration Energy Harvesting; Electrostatic MEMS Vibration Energy Harvesting; Triboelectric Energy Harvesting; Strategies for High Performance Vibration Energy Harvesters; Microelectronic Circuits for Vibration Energy Harvesting; MEMS Acoustic Energy Harvesting; MEMS Wind-Driven Energy Harvesting; MEMS Thermal Energy Harvesting; Nano-Based Energy Harvesting; Applications.

AUTHORS:
Chengkuo Lee is an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at National University of Singapore. He earned his Ph.D. in precision engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Jingquan Liu is a professor in the department of micro/nano electronics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He earned his Ph.D. from the department of mechanical engineering, Jilin University, China.
Huicong Liu is an associate professor in the school of mechanical and electric engineering, Soochow University, China. She earned her Ph.D. from the department of mechanical engineering, National University of Singapore
Bin Yang is an associate professor in the department of micro/nano electronics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He earned his Ph.D. from the department of electrical science and technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

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Santhanagopalan Batteries
DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF LARGE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY SYSTEMS

DESCRIPTION:
This new resource provides you with an introduction to battery design and test considerations for large-scale automotive, aerospace, and grid applications. It details the logistics of designing a professional, large, Lithium-ion battery pack, primarily for the automotive industry, but also for non-automotive applications. Topics such as thermal management for such high-energy and high-power units are covered extensively, including detailed design examples. Every aspect of battery design and analysis is presented from a hands-on perspective. The authors work extensively with engineers in the field and this book is a direct response to frequently-received queries. With the authors’ unique expertise in areas such as battery thermal evaluation and design, physics-based modeling, and life and reliability assessment and prediction, this book is sure to provide you with essential, practical information on understanding, designing, and building large format Lithium-ion battery management systems.

CONTENTS:
Types of Batteries; Battery Chemistries; Electrical Performance; Modeling; Testing; Thermal Behavior; Battery Life; Operating Considerations; Battery Safety; Defining an Application; Automotive Applications; Grid Applications; Designing Systems; An Iterative Process; Cell Selection; Electrical System Design; Thermal System Design; Safety/Control System Design; Case Studies.

AUTHORS:
Shriram Santhanagopalan is a senior engineer at the Advanced Vehicles Group of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Kandler Smith is a vehicle energy storage engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Jeremy Neubauer is a energy storage modeling and simulation task leader at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Gi-Heon Kim is a senior research engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Ahmad Pesaran is a principal engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Matthew Keyser is a senior engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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POST-PARAMETRIC AUTOMATION IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

DESCRIPTION:
Automation, a mixture of algorithms, robots, software, and avatars, is transforming all types of jobs and industries. This book responds to one critical question for the design and construction industry: how are architects, engineers, and contractors using information technology to further automate their practices?ù Addressing the use of new digital technologies, particularly parametric automation for design and construction in the building industry, this book looks at how technologically advanced architectural and engineering practices are semi-automating their design processes by using sophisticated algorithms to transform their workflows. The book also documents a set of firms that are further advancing automation by using pre-fabrication, modularization, and custom designs via robotics.

CONTENTS:
Automating Design and Construction; Green Automation; Engaging with Complexity; Space Planning with Synthetic User Experience; Algorithmic Principles for Facade and Building Automation Systems; Custom Designed Structures and Facades with Parametric-Algorithmic BIM Systems; Parametric-Algorithmic Automated Modeling and Fabrication; Integrated Project Delivery and Total Building Automation; Optimization Algorithms for Building Energy Demand Optimization; Customized Algorithmic Engineering of a Curved Cable Stayed Facade; Siemens Digital (Self-Learning) Factories and Automation; Automated Fabrication and Assembly; Customized Pre-Fabrication in Hospitals; Robotic Fabrication; Automating Design via Machine Learning Algorithms; Automating Construction via n-D Digital Manufacturing; Conclusion.

AUTHORS:
Alfredo Andia is a professor in the Department of Architecture at Florida International University. He earned his Ph.D. from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
Thomas Spiegelhalter is co-director of the Structures and Environmental Technologies Lab at the Department of Architecture at Florida International University and teaches Sustainability Graduate Studio and Environmental Systems in Architecture. He earned his master in design and architecture from the University of the Arts in Berlin.

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INTRODUCTION TO POWER ELECTRONICS

DESCRIPTION:
The subject of power electronics is concerned with solid state devices for the control and conversion of electrical power. These silicon devices are designed mainly for switching the transfer current from one part of an electrical circuit to another. Power electronics has a wide range of applications from the small systems used in electrical appliances to very large systems for the supply and distribution of electricity. Although it can be difficult to completely define where the boundary lies between electronics and power electronics, this resource succeeds at breaking down the discipline. Containing the useful concepts and building blocks that go into making a power converter operate successfully, this book provides a description of the characteristics of different types of power semiconductor devices and their application to power converter circuits. Applications to power transmission, electric drives, and medical equipment are included to illustrate the wide range of power electronics in both small and high power circuits.

CONTENTS:
Introduction – Power Semiconductor Devices. Power Conversion. Passive Components. Parameters and Analysis of Waveforms. Ideal Power Device. Practical Device. Sources of Information.

AUTHOR:
Paul H. Chappell is a faculty of physical and applied sciences at the University of Southampton. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Southampton.

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Plett 2nd volume
BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: EQUIVALENT-CIRCUIT METHODS – VOLUME 2

DESCRIPTION:
This second volume discusses state-of-the-art applications of equivalent-circuit models as they pertain to solving problems in battery management and control. Readers are provided information on how to use models from Volume I to control battery packs, along with discussion of fundamental flaws in current approaches. In addition, Volume II introduces the ideas of physics-based optimal battery controls and explains why they can be superior to the state-of-the-art equivalent-circuit controls.

CONTENTS:
Battery-Management-System Requirements; Simulating Battery Packs; Battery State Estimation; Battery Health Estimation; Cell Balancing; Voltage-Based Power-Limit Estimation; Physics-Based Optimal Controls.

AUTHOR:
Gregory L. Plett is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He received his B.Eng. in computer systems engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, CA.

REVIEW:
“This book provides a very clear and comprehensive treatment of the various battery functions the BMS must perform and then goes through the details of implementation based on equivalent circuit models for the Li-ion cells. BMS engineers along with the companies who have to deliver robust and cost-effective battery systems to demanding customers will greatly appreciate what Greg has done in responding our collective needs with a one-stop reference book. I expect that it will also fulfill a similar need for instructors and students in the form of a text book. Greg’s first-hand knowledge and experience through industry consulting clearly shine through. I wish that there was a way to instantly transfer the contents into the brains of battery development engineers.” Patil Prabhakar Advisor and Retired CEO, LG Chem Power, Inc.

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Vadari Electric Sys Ops
ELECTRIC SYSTEM OPERATIONS: EVOLVING TO THE MODERN GRID

DESCRIPTION:
Here is a timely resource that gives you an insightful business perspective on electric systems operatons, revealing how this area is critical to a utility’s ability to provide reliable power to its customers. The book presents a thorough definition system operations, identifying and explaining the various systems that support this function and how they integrate into the utility. You discover how a utility’s network operation is a key contributor to the viable sustainment of its business. The book presents the convergence of the systems used in the grid operations of today and addresses the emerging needs of the smart grid operations of tomorrow. You learn how system operations help to ensure the right levels of safety, reliability and efficiency in everything that relates to transmission and distribution grid management. The book discusses important technologically intensive systems — like EMS, DMS — that function inside the control center. Additionally, you are introduced to DEMS — an emerging system which has been designed to help utilities provide better services to customers, and enable customers to become an integral part of the overall utility system.

CONTENTS:
Introduction – Introduction to Utilities. Explain the Electric Utility. Electric Utilities: A U.S. Historical Perspective. Utilities and Regulation.
Define System Operations – System Operations. Key Drivers for Systems Operations. What Changes from Transmission to Distribution System Operations? Distribution System Operations: An Introduction. Key Challenges Facing System Operations.

Introduction to Power Systems – Basic Electric Components. Key Power System Physical Concepts Explained. Key Business Concepts Explained.

Impact of Deregulation on System Operations – A Brief Look at the History of Deregulation in the United States. The New Participants and Their Activities. Architectural Discussion. Conclusion.

Impact of Smart/Modern Grid on System Operations – Smart Grid Changes That Impact System Operations. Community Changes Impacting System Operations. So What Does This All Mean to the System Operator? Impact of Smart Grid on New Systems.

Business of System Operations – Anatomy of a Utility. T&D Operating Model. Architecting the Business of System Operations. System Operations Processes.

Control Center: The Hub of System Operations – Transmission Control Center Desks. Distribution Control Center Desks. Other Key Aspects of a Control Center. Introducing a High-Performing System Operator.

Energy Management Systems – How an EMS Supports the System Operator’s Mandate. Key Components of an EMS. EMS Application Suites.

Outage Management System – Types of Outages. Origins of the OMS. Architecture of an OMS. The Business of Managing Outages. Impact of Smart Meter on the OMS. Future of OMS?

Distribution Management Systems – Introduction to the DMS. The Utility Context: Why is a DMS Needed? DMS: An Architectural Description. How the DMS Supports the System Operator’s Mandate. How the DMS Supports the Smart Grid. Key Component of a DMS. DMS Application Suites. DMS Models and Its Interface with GIS. The Future of DMS.

Distributed Energy Management System – What Is Complicating This Situation? Distributed Energy Management System. Who Would Use This System? Service Models That Need to Be Considered. Challenges. Does DEMS Have a Future?

System Operator Training Simulators – Drivers Behind the Need for a System Operator Training Simulator? What Are the Key Characteristics of a Good System Operator Training Simulator. Architecture of a System Operator Simulator. Key Challenges in Setting Up a System Operator Training Environment. Key Challenges in Setting Up a System Operator Training Program. Training Simulators as a Real-Time Simulation Platform. Training Simulators in the Future.

Conclusions and What Is Coming Next on the Horizon.

AUTHOR:
Subramanian Vadari is the president of Modern Grid Solutions in Sammamish, Washington. A Senior Member of the IEEE, Dr. Vadari holds an M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.

REVIEWS:
“In the past 10 years, electric systems operations has become vastly more complex, and vastly more important, as the nation’s power grid evolves towards an interconnected ‘smart grid.’ Here is the first book to grapple with these new complexities, written by one of the smart grid’s true pioneers and true experts.” Jesse Berst, Managing Director Global Smart Energy, publisher of SmartGridNews.com and administrator of Smart Cities Council

“Dr Vadari has a tremendous understanding of both the business and technical implications of Electric System Operations. Both business people and technical people need to understand how Electric System Operations will fit into the modern Electric Company’s business. Dr Vadari’s book provides that perspective.” Phil Crosby (ex-Accenture Partner, Global Utilities Industry)

“Few people have Mani’s wide experience and the ability to take complexity into simplicity. His book explains all these elements, and should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in doing business in the electric industry.” Brian Dawson, Executive VP of Business Development and Chairman of the Board, Calico Energy Inc.

“Peeling away each layer of complexity, Mani walks the reader through the evolution of electric operations. He then puts it all back together methodically to show how all the seemingly disparate pieces fit together. This is a book for the beginner, the practitioner and the expert.” Dr. Siri Varadan, Vice President, Asset Management Solutions, UISOL

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Meehan GIS
GIS FOR ENHANCED ELECTRIC UTILITY PERFORMANCE

DESCRIPTION:
This book describes how geospatial technology in the form of a modern enterprise geographic information system (GIS) can be applied to all aspects of the electric utility business from Smart Grid to generation to transmission to distribution to the retail supply of electricity to customers. This book appeals to readers that are interested not only in the technical details of a GIS enabled electric system, but also how such a system works in the real business world.

CONTENTS:
Introduction – So What Exactly Is a Utility GIS?. Geocentric Versus Geoenabled. The Future of Utility GIS.

GIS and the Business of the Utility – GIS: A Spatial Context for Solutions. GIS Helps to Put Locational Data in Order. Development of GIS at Electric Utilities. GIS Architectures. What Matters Most to the Electric Utility. What an Electric Company Does. The Utility Value Chain and Its Spatial Nature. Location Critical for Energy Supply. GIS Is Not Just About Mapping.

Location Matters for Energy Supply – What Is in This Chapter?. A New Era for Electrical Energy Supply. The Energy Supply Market. Managing Power Generation Performance. Managing the Infrastructure. Managing Support Services. Managing Information. Location Matters in Energy Supply.

Electric Transmission and GIS – Location Is Essential to Transmission. A System in Transition. What Does GIS Have to Do with Transmission?. What Transmission Operators Worry About. Managing Transmission System Operations. Managing Transmission System Development. Managing Transmission Support Services. The Transmission Information Model. GIS Matters for Electric Transmission

The GIS Electric Distribution Facilities Model – Distribution Business Versus Retail. Distribution System Mapping Started a Century Ago. The Electric Distribution System Facility Model. Parts of the Distribution System and the GIS Data Model. HV/MV Substations. Medium-Voltage Network and Feeders. Medium- to Medium-Voltage (MV/MV) Substations. Low-Voltage Substations. The Low-Voltage Network. Distribution Structural Elements. Summary of the Current State of GIS and the Electric Facilities Model. The Facility Information Model for Electric Distribution. The Facilities Model of the Electric Distribution System. Where the Facility Model Is Going.

Electric Distribution Development and Operations – GIS Means Business for Electric Distribution. Electric System Development Using GIS. Distribution Planning. The Work Order Process. Substation Planning, Design, and Construction. Summary of the Role of GIS in Electric Distribution Infrastructure Development. Nonemergency Business Operations and Maintenance. GIS Used in Electric Distribution Development and Operations.

Emergency and Outage Management – Emergency Management. How Well Does the Utility Manage Its Reliability?. Risk Profiling. The Four Rs of Emergency Management for Electric Utilities. Outage Management. The Emergency Management Information Model. GIS and Emergency and Operations Management.

GIS Enhances the Retail Business – The Meter. AMI Network. Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems. Role of GIS in AMI. Customer Care Business Processes and Drivers. GIS and the New Customer Connect Process. GIS and Billing, Credit, and Collections. GIS and Metering. The Call Center. Geomarketing for the Retail Business. Economic Development. GIS and Customer Care.

GIS and Shared Support Services – Managing Land Information in GIS. Environmental Issues. Logistics and Supply Chain. Finance, Accounting, and Corporate Management. GIS Is Critical to Shared Support Services.

AUTHOR:
Bill Meehan is the director of ESRI utility solutions. He earned his M.S. in engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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