Energy and Energy Internet

  • Qiuye SunEmail author
Part of the Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Storage book series (RESES)


Energy is the foundation of the development of the world economy. The human society cannot live without energy. Throughout human history, the advancement of the human society is closely related to the exploitation and utilization of energy. The reformation of the energy construction cannot live without the development of science, while the connection between development of the economy and the support of energy cannot be separated. Energy, science and economy are mutually reinforcing and restriction. From the view of the sustainable development of society, the exploitation and utilization of the renewable energy and taking place of the traditional fossil fuel are important direction for the human to reform the construction of the energy. However, the existing grid construction is impossible to meet the demand of promoting energy conversion between different kinds of energy and improving the efficiency of the energy utilization. In order to solve this imminent problem, people begin to do research on a novel energy network construction which is known as Energy Internet. Constructed with the concept of the Internet, Energy Internet is a wide area network which combines economics, information and energy. Through building a large power grid as the backbone network and forming an open, equal economic, information and energy integrated framework, Energy Internet realizes the bidirectional energy transmission and dynamic balance utilization to maximize the adaptation to the access of the new energy. Moreover, in Energy Internet, energy is able to be conversed among electric energy, chemical energy and heat energy, meanwhile, as the hub of the energy conversion, power system should undertake the core energy conversion. This chapter introduces a novel energy network construction and makes a detailed discussion on the concept, characteristics, construction and the contained energy types of Energy Internet.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Information Science and EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina

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