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Author Magal, Marcelino, author

Title Practical guidance for defining a smart grid modernization strategy : the case of distribution / Marcelino Madrigal and Robert Uluski
Published Washington, DC : ESMAP, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series World Bank studies
World Bank studies.
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Executive Summary; Abbreviations; Chapter 1The Concept, Role, and Priorities of Smart Grids; Introduction: Smart Grids and Their Function; Tables; Table 1.1 A Smart Grid: Various Definitions; High-Level Description of a Smart Grid; Figures; Figure 1.1 The Role of Smart Grids in the Overall Electricity Sector; Figure 1.2 Visualization of the Smart Grid by Pacific Gas and Electric; Examples of Electric Utilities' Smart Grid Road Maps; Figure 1.3 Smart Grid Drivers for More Developed and Developing Power Systems
Before the 1980sFigure 2.2 Distribution System of the Future; Table 2.1 Modernizing the Distribution Grid: A Timeline; The 1980s and Early 1990s; Figure 2.3 Electromechanical Protective Relays and Meters; The Mid-to Late 1990s and Early 2000s; Figure 2.4 Substation SCADA System; Figure 2.6 SCADA "Rule-Based" Volt/VAr Control System; Figure 2.5 Simple Loop Control System; The Mid-2000s to the Present (the "Smart Grid Era"); Figure 2.7 Advanced Model-Driven VVO System; Figure 2.8 High-Level DMS Configuration Block Diagram; Chapter 3Technology Innovations in Distribution Grids
Distribution System Monitoring and ControlDistribution Management Systems; Figure 3.1 Vision for Data Monitoring and Control; Figure 3.2 Conceptual DMS Architecture; Figure 3.3a Traditional Paper-Driven Control Center and Operator Console Design; Figure 3.3b Modern Computer-Based Control Center and Operator Console Design; Distribution Protection Systems; Figure 3.4 Protection Relay and Controller Technologies; Volt/VAr Optimization; Figure 3.5 Reducing Technical Losses with Switched Capacitor Banks; Figure 3.6 Reducing the Voltage to Improve Efficiency
Figure 1.4 The Strategic Framework of China's Smart GridFigure 1.5 Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.: A Smart Grid Road Map; Figure 1.6 Columbia's Electricity Sector: A Road Map; The Importance of Defining Priorities: Elements of a Road Map; Box; Box 1.1 Key Definitions; Figure 1.7 Five Basic Steps in Defining Priorities of a Road Map; Figure 1.8 Smart Grid Vision and Pillars; Note; Chapter 2The Evolution of Electric Distribution Systems; The Smart Grid in the Distribution Segment; The Traditional Distribution System and the System of the Future; Figure 2.1 Traditional Distribution System
Figure 3.7 Energy Conservation and Peak Shaving Using Voltage ReductionIntelligent Line Switching; Figure 3.8 Automatic Service Restoration (FLISR); Outage Management Systems; Management of Distributed Energy Resources; Figure 3.9 Dynamic Voltage Fluctuations Caused by Solar PV; Figure 3.10 Voltage Fluctuations Associated with Solar PV; Figure 3.11 Volt/VAr Characteristic of a Smart Inverter; Demand Response; Data Analytics for Managing "Big Data"; Figure 3.12 Demand Response Management System; Chapter 4Defining a Distribution-Level Grid Modernization Strategy and Investment Plan
Summary This document provides some practical guidance on how utilities can define their own smart grid vision, identify priorities, and structure investment plans. While most of these strategic aspects apply to any area of the electricity grid, the document focuses on the segment of distribution. The guidance includes key building blocks that are needed to modernize the distribution grid and provides examples of grid modernization projects. Potential benefits that can be achieved (in monetary terms) for a given investment range are also discussed. The concept of the smart grid is relevant to any grid
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Smart power grids.
Form Electronic book
Author Uluski, Robert, author
ISBN 1464804109
1464804117 (electronic bk)
9781464804113 (electronic bk)