Evolution of Smart Grids

  • Zubair Md. Fadlullah
  • Nei Kato

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 1-6
  3. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 7-16
  4. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 17-23
  5. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 25-37
  6. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 65-75
  7. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 77-90
  8. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Nei Kato
    Pages 91-94

About this book


This SpringerBrief explores the opportunities and challenges posed by the smart grid. The evolution of the smart grid should allow consumers to directly communicate with their utility provider. However, complex issues such as architecture with legacy support, varying demand response and load management, varying price of power, and so forth can lead to various decision making challenges.

It is essential to identify the scope and challenges of the smart grid in a comprehensive manner so as to ensure efficient delivery of sustainable, economic, and secure electricity supplies. This book provides an overview of the smart grid and its key advances in architecture, distribution management, demand-side response and load balancing, smart automation, electric storage, power loss minimization and security.

Readers interested in a basic knowledge of electric grid and communication networks will find Evolution of Smart Grids useful.  Readers who want more insight on smart grid research will also find this book a valuable resource. 


Smart grid Micro grid HAN (home area network) BAN (building area network) NAN (neighborhood area network) macro station demand response (DR) demand-side management (DSM) direct load control (DLC) game theory optimization authentication security peak-to-average ratio (PAR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Zubair Md. Fadlullah
    • 1
  • Nei Kato
    • 2
  1. 1.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.School of Information SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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