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Optimization and Security Challenges in Smart Power Grids

  • Vijay Pappu
  • Marco Carvalho
  • Panos Pardalos


  • Describes the challenges concerning an issue of national security and the merging of electric grids

  • Provides solutions for how to develop systems engineering techniques to solve many problems involved in implementing smart grids

  • Presents the key technologies and methods needed to manage a flexible distributed energy system


Part of the Energy Systems book series (ENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Virginijus Radziukynas, Neringa Radziukynienė, Arturas Klementavičius, Darius Naujokaitis
    Pages 53-78
  3. Kristin Dietrich, Jesus M. Latorre, Luis Olmos, Andres Ramos
    Pages 79-97
  4. William L. Sousan, Qiuming Zhu, Robin Gandhi, William Mahoney
    Pages 99-115
  5. Peter J. Hawrylak, Jeyasingam Nivethan, Mauricio Papa
    Pages 117-140
  6. Thomas H. Morris, Shengyi Pan, Uttam Adhikari, Nicolas Younan, Roger King, Vahid Madani
    Pages 141-159
  7. Naran M. Pindoriya, Dipankar Dasgupta, Dipti Srinivasan, Marco Carvalho
    Pages 161-180
  8. Annarita Giani, Ondrej Linda, Milos Manic, Miles McQueen
    Pages 181-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book



This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research on “Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges.” The authors have compiled and integrated different aspects of applied systems optimization research to smart grids, and also describe some of its critical challenges and requirements.

The promise of a smarter electricity grid could significantly change how consumers use and pay for their electrical power, and could fundamentally reshape the current Industry. Gaining increasing interest and acceptance, Smart Grid technologies combine power generation and delivery systems with advanced communication systems to help save energy, reduce energy costs and improve reliability. Taken together, these technologies support new approaches for load balancing and power distribution, allowing optimal runtime power routing and cost management. Such unprecedented capabilities, however, also present a set of new problems and challenges at the technical and regulatory levels that must be addressed by Industry and the Research Community.


Efficiency Energy Systems Optimization Security Smart Grids

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Pappu
    • 1
  • Marco Carvalho
    • 2
  • Panos Pardalos
    • 3
  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA
  3. 3.Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This book, composed of chapters contributed by the leading people from academia and industry, provides an overview of the state-of-the-art research on optimization and security for smart electric grids and poses some challenges. … This book is meant for researchers in the field of electric grid, optimization and cyber security. It is a welcome addition to the area of infrastructure-related national security … .” (D. Subbaram Naidu,, April, 2014)