Chapter 6


Smart Energy Systems and Infrastructures

With contribution by Frede Hvelplund; Poul Østergaard; Bernd Möller; Brian Vad Mathiesen; David Connolly; Anders N. Andersen    Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark


This chapter introduces the concept of smart energy systems. As opposed to the smart grid concept, which takes focuses solely on the electricity sector, smart energy systems includes the entire energy system in its approach to identifying suitable energy infrastructure designs and operating strategies. The typical smart grid focus on the electricity sector often leads to the definition of transmission lines, flexible electricity demands, and electricity storage as the primary means to ...

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