Computational Intelligence Applications In Smart Grids: Enabling Methodologies For Proactive And Self-organizing Power Systems

Computational Intelligence Applications In Smart Grids: Enabling Methodologies For Proactive And Self-organizing Power Systems

Enabling Methodologies for Proactive and Self Organizing Power Systems

Ahmed F Zobaa, Alfredo Vaccaro


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This book considers the emerging technologies and methodologies of the application of computational intelligence to smart grids.

From a conceptual point of view, the smart grid is the convergence of information and operational technologies applied to the electric grid, allowing sustainable options to customers and improved levels of security. Smart grid technologies include advanced sensing systems, two-way high-speed communications, monitoring and enterprise analysis software, and related services used to obtain location-specific and real-time actionable data for the provision of enhanced services for both system operators (i.e. distribution automation, asset management, advanced metering infrastructure) and end-users (i.e. demand side management, demand response).

In this context, a crucial issue is how to support the evolution of existing electrical grids from static hierarchal systems to self-organizing, highly scalable and pervasive networks. Modern trends are oriented toward the employment of computational intelligence techniques for deploying advanced control, protection and monitoring architectures that move away from the older centralized paradigm to systems distributed across the field with an increasing pervasion of intelligence devices. The large-scale deployment of computational intelligence technologies in smart grids could lead to a more efficient tasks distribution amongst energy resources and, consequently, to a sensible improvement of the electrical grid flexibility.

  • Decentralized and Self Organizing Control Architectures
  • Cellular Power Networks
  • Enabling Technologies for Future Power Networks
  • Smart Microgrids Modelling, Control and Communication
  • Flexible and Resilient Monitoring and Control Systems for Future Power Networks
  • Granular Computing and Smart Grids
  • Wide Area Monitoring, Control, and Protection Needs, Applications, and Benefits

Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in smart grids and advanced power networks.
Key Features:
  • This book will address many relevant topics ranging from methods for balancing resources to various control and security aspects. It not only focuses on technological breakthroughs and roadmaps in implementing the technology, but also presents the much-needed sharing of best practices
  • It will integrate scientific contributions developed by highly qualified international experts very active in the fields of power systems management and computational intelligence
  • It will present and discuss various case studies aimed at assessing the benefits deriving from the application of the proposed methodologies on real power systems