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Plugging Into the Future: Smart Grids
(Released November 2009)

  by Marianne Stanczak  


Key Citations




Resources eLibrary Resources
eLibrary Resources
  1. Chu And Locke Hold Meeting On Smart Grid Development

    WASHINGTON - MAY 18: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (L) and Energy Secretary Steven Chu (R) hold a media availability following a White House meeting to advance Smart Grid development at the White House May 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. Chu and Locke said that 70 leaders from energy, information techinology and other businesses sat down for an unprecidented meeting to discuss Smart Grid technology. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

    US-IT-Internet-energy-finance-politics-IBMIBM Information Technology Architect Jeff Mausolf plays the role of a power company repairman at a work van using a video link to consult with a specialist in the utility company's office, at the US technology giant's Solutions Experience Lab in Austin, Texas, on March 18, 2009
    GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images
  3. California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 30: Towers carrying electical lines are shown August 30, 2007 in South San Francisco, California. With temperatures over 100 degrees in many parts of the state, the California Independent System Operator, which manages most of the California electricity grid, is planning on declaring a minor power emergency later in the day, followed by a Stage 2 power alert during the late afternoon, indicating that power reserves have fallen below five percent
    Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
  4. Power grids

    Map shows the United States is divided into three major networks or power grids
    KRT News Graphics, 08-14-2003
Resources taken from Proquest's eLibrary

Charts and Tables
  1. Primary control curves for controlling active and power output based on frequency and voltage

    Agents controlling the electric power infrastructure
    Rigole, T; Vanthournout, K; De Brabandere, K; Deconinck, G, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure. Vol. 4, no. 1-2, pp. 96-109. 2008
  2. GridStat architecture

    Security, trust, and QoS in next-generation control and communication for large power systems
    Hauser, Carl H; Bakken, David E; Dionysiou, Ioanna; Gjermundrod, K Harald; Irava, Venkata S; Helkey, Joel; Bose, Anjan, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure. Vol. 4, no. 1-2, pp. 3-16. 2008
  3. Flow chart of energy management strategy

    Modeling and performance analysis of photovoltaic/fuel cell hybrid power generation systems
    Li, Chun-Hua; Zhu, Xin-Jian; Hu, Wan-Qi; Cao, Guang-Yi; Sui, Sheng; Hu, Ming-Ruo, Dianwang Jishu / Power System Technology, Vol. 33, No. 12, pp. 88-93. Jun 2009
  4. Portion of the power grid in disturbance . . .

    A novel smart on-line fault diagnosis and analysis approach of power grid based on WAMS
    Zhou, Zi-Guan; Bai, Xiao-Min; Li, Wen-Feng; Li, Zai-Hua; Xu, Jing; Li, Xiao-Jun, Zhongguo Dianji Gongcheng Xuebao (Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering). Vol. 29, no. 13, pp. 1-7. 5 May 2009
Diagrams taken from ProQuest's Illustrata

  1. David E Bakken
    Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University
    Areas of Interest
    • Distributed Systems
    • Fault Tolerant computing
    • Distributed Object Middleware
    • Distributed Quality of Service
    "A failure to communicate: next generation communication requirements, technologies, and architecture for the electric power grid"

    This paper reviews current data communication practices for the grid and describes a new approach to data communications that will help realize the vision of a more resilient and efficient "smart" grid.

  2. Siddharth Suryanarayanan
    Assistant Professor, Division of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
    Areas of Interest
    Electric power systems in the areas of design, operation, control, and economics of sustainable microgrids. Secondary research interests are in application of systems-based approaches to electric power markets and the relationship between climate change and the electric power industry.

  3. J. Zhong
    Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong
    Areas of Interest
    • Electricity market
    • Power system economic operation
    • Renewable energy
    • Smart grid
    • Micro grid

  4. Ryuichi Yokoyama
    Professor, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University
    Areas of Interest
    • Planning, operation, control, management and detailed simulation of large scale energy and electric power systems
    • Designing and allocation of various devices related to conversion, transmission, distribution, protection and telecommunication
    • Modeling and dynamic response analysis of renewable and new energy use systems
    • Construction and operation of distributed generation systems and smart grids
    • Optimization and designing of practical environment and energy systems

  5. Abel Sanchez
    Research Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
    Areas of Interest
    • Smart Grid Objects
    • Global Design Network
    • Interoperable Msg Bus
    • Sharing Rules
    • Smart Grid Interoperability
Scholars taken from ProQuest's Community of Scholars