Chapter 16

Data centers for smart energy grids

H.A. Gabbar*; A. Zidan*,; M. Xiaoli    * University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, ON, Canada Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, China

Abstract

A smart energy grid (SEG) should satisfy the main functions of system monitoring, supplier-client interactions, energy security, power quality, business intelligence, and data analytics. This requires data acquisition, storage, and utilization. A database is a collection of information that is organized to be easily accessed, managed, and updated. The introduction of a database solves the problem of highly intensive data acquisition, storage, and quick retrieval. A data center is ...

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