Smart grid opportunities & challenges for power industry to manage the grid more efficiently

Zahedi, Ahmad (2011) Smart grid opportunities & challenges for power industry to manage the grid more efficiently. In: Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference. pp. 1-4. From: APPEEC 2011 Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, 25-28 March 2011, Wuhan, China.

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The idea of smart grid is currently receiving much attention. However, there are differences in understanding of concept of smart grid and in how this concept should be implemented. Moreover, there is no clear agreement, worldwide, on what a power grid must include in order to be considered as smart grid. The fact is that with a growing demand for reliable and sustainable power supply, there is a need for smarter grid applying new technologies and tools to work more efficiently, more reliable with affordable maintenance, with ability to accommodate more renewable energy sources, to reduce consumers carbon footprint and etc. The main objective of this paper is to review the characteristics and associated weaknesses of traditional grids and to highlight the opportunities and challenges that smart grid technologies can provide to make grid capable of working far more efficiently. A further objective of this paper is to present result of a study conducted on dynamic electricity pricing model, which links the electricity price with electricity consumption and can be used for homes and businesses.

Item ID: 20005
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6253-7
ISSN: 2157-4839
Keywords: smart grid, energy consumption, Grid management
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Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 07:01
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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