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The Power Grid by Brian D’Andrade

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Transmission Grid Smart Technologies

Abdel-A. Edris1 and Brian W. D'Andrade2,    1IEEE Fellow, San Jose, CA, United States,    2Exponent Inc., Washington, DC, United States

Abstract

A smart grid could be defined as an integrated array of grid technologies, devices, and controlling systems that provide and utilize digital information, communications, and controls to optimize the efficiency, reliability, and security of electric power delivery. Some of the characteristics of a smart grid are: an auto-balancing, self-monitoring, power grid that accepts any resource of energy (e.g., renewable resources); a grid that allows society to optimize the use of renewable resources and minimize the carbon dioxide footprint; a grid that has the capability ...

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