Smart Grid Applications, Communications, and Security

  • 9h
  • Krzysztof Iniewski (eds), Lars Torsten Berger
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

For many, smart grids are the biggest technological revolution since the Internet. They have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, increase the reliability of electricity supply, and increase the efficiency of our energy infrastructure.

Smart Grid Applications, Communications, and Security explains how diverse technologies play hand-in-hand in building and maintaining smart grids around the globe. The book delves into the communication aspects of smart grids, provides incredible insight into power electronics, sensing, monitoring, and control technologies, and points out the potential for new technologies and markets.

Extensively cross-referenced, the book contains comprehensive coverage in four major parts:

  • Part I: Applications provides a detailed introduction to smart grid applications—spanning the transmission, distribution, and consumer side of the electricity grid
  • Part II: Communications discusses wireless, wireline, and optical communication solutions—from the physical layers up to sensing, automation, and control protocols running on the application layers
  • Part III: Security deals with cyber security—sharpening the awareness of security threats, reviewing the ongoing standardization, and outlining the future of authentication and encryption key management
  • Part IV: Case Studies and Field Trials presents self-contained chapters of studies where the smart grid of tomorrow has already been put into practice With contributions from major industry stakeholders such as Siemens, Cisco, ABB, and Motorola, this is the ideal book for both engineering professionals and students.

With contributions from major industry stakeholders such as Siemens, Cisco, ABB, and Motorola, this is the ideal book for both engineering professionals and students.

About the Editors

Lars Torsten Berger, Phd, is founder of BreezeSolve, a Valencia-based company offering engineering and consultant services in telecommunications, signal processing, and smart grid. He is currently also directing the R&D Department of Kenus Informática, Paterna, Spain. In his career, Dr. Berger has worked for Daimler-Benz Aerospace, Nortel Networks, Nokia Networks, as well as DS2, and has held faculty positions at Aalborg University, Denmark, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski, Phd, is managing R&D at Redlen Technologies Inc., a start-up company in Vancouver, Canada. Redlen's revolutionary production process for advanced semiconductor materials enables a new generation of more accurate, all-digital, radiation-based imaging solutions. Dr. Iniewski is also Executive Director of CMOS Emerging Technologies. In his career, Dr. Iniewski has held numerous faculty and management positions at the University of Toronto, University of Alberta, SFU, and PMC-Sierra Inc. He has published over 100 research papers in international journals and conferences, holds eighteen international patents, and has written and edited several books.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Smart Grid Applications
  • Electric Vehicles as a Driverfor Smart Grids
  • Autonomous Demand-Side Management
  • Power Electronics for Monitoring, Signaling, and Protection
  • Introduction to Smart Grid Communications
  • Wireless Communications in Smart Grids
  • Wireline Communications in Smart Grids
  • Optical Communications in Smart Grids
  • Network Layer Aspects of Smart Grid Communications
  • Smart Grid Sensing, Automation, and Control Protocols
  • Introduction to Smart Grid Cyber Security
  • Smart Grid Security Standardization
  • Smart Grid Authentication and Key Management
  • Hybrid Wireless–PLC Smart Grid in Rural Greece
  • Smart Charging the Electric Vehicle Fleet
  • Real-Time Estimation of Transmission Line Parameters
  • Wamcp Study: Voltage Stability Monitoring and Control
  • Secure Remote Access to Home Energy Appliances