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The Smart Grid by Math Bollen

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CHAPTER 3

Solutions in the Grid

The different challenges presented in the previous chapter can be addressed in different ways. In this chapter, we will present some of the solutions that only involve the electricity network. Classical solutions will be addressed in Section 3.1; methods for increasing the transport capacity, especially in the subtransmission and transmission networks, are addressed in Section 3.2. Two specific solutions, large transmission networks and storage, are the subject of Section 3.3 and Section 3.4, respectively. Section 3.5 will discuss different solutions for modernizing the distribution network, including protection, voltage control, microgrids and automatic supply restoration. Finally, Section 3.6 presents some applications ...

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