Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • Miroslav M.┬áBegovic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. John D. McDonald, Bartosz Wojszczyk, Byron Flynn, Ilia Voloh
    Pages 7-68
  3. Bri-Mathias Hodge, Erik Ela, Paul Denholm
    Pages 69-97
  4. James S. Thorp, Arun G. Phadke
    Pages 129-158
  5. Frank Kreikebaum, Deepak Divan
    Pages 159-193
  6. Yamille Del Valle, Nigel Hampton, Josh Perkel, Caryn Riley
    Pages 195-237
  7. Liz Minne, Arka Pandit, John C. Crittenden, Miroslav M. Begovic, Insu Kim, Hyunju Jeong et al.
    Pages 239-270
  8. Marilyn A. Brown, Shan Zhou
    Pages 271-318
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 319-324

About this book


Electric transmission networks are among the largest human-made engineering systems: For example, the transmission network in the United States covers over 300,000 km of lines and is served by 500 companies (electric utilities). In sharp contrast to the very incremental developments of the last century, transmission and control technologies experienced a major breakthrough at the beginning of the 21st century. The rapid growth of new energy generation technologies (renewables), significant advances in information processing applied to system monitoring, planning, operation, control, and protection, radical changes in distribution networks, and key shifts in end user behavior (advanced metering and control of demand response) have combined to produce the modern integrated electrical infrastructure commonly referred to as the smart grid.

Featuring state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book provides a detailed introduction to select key topics which span energy technology, engineering, and urban planning. Worldwide experts discuss the integration of electric energy infrastructure into the broader critical infrastructures of the modern world and their various interdependencies. Dedicated chapters cover specific topics ranging from underground transmission and distribution, to energy and water interdependence, and their implications for urban areas. Coverage also includes the key role of new policy initiatives as catalysts of change.

Presents the latest information on technology and infrastructure development, as well as related policy issues

Features extensive coverage of smart grids and electrical transmission and distribution systems, including the risk and causes of transmission blackouts and methodologies for their prevention and mitigation

Provides an excellent introduction for those entering the field, as well as new insights for advanced researchers and industry experts


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Editors and affiliations

  • Miroslav M.┬áBegovic
    • 1
  1. 1., Schoole of Electrical and ComputerGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5829-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5830-2
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