The Smart Grid Concept

10.1  Introduction

The smart grid, a concept so often mentioned, conveys the idea that power utilities are persistently working to achieve an electric power system that can smartly react and adjust to changes in the electrical demand or to disturbance conditions to continue delivering an interruptible and reliable power supply to all customers. In fact, not only power utility companies, but also governments, manufacturers, and private investors, are joining utilities worldwide in the effort to put together all that it takes in the integration, testing, and assessment of new devices meant to be part of an advanced electric system.

This is conceived as an adaptable system that will be able to manage itself, responding ...

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