Smart Microgrids: New Advances, Challenges and Opportunities in the Actual Power Systems

Hussein M. Khodr, PhD (Editor)
Qassim University, Engineering College, Department of Electrical Engineering, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: TEC000000

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In recent years, electrical power and energy systems have undergone an unprecedented revolution never observed before. The liberalization of electricity markets, the integration of electrical vehicles, information technology innovation, advanced communication systems, and smart-metering, etc., are all contributing to major changes in the basic operations of electrical power systems in their entirety. Consequently, all these aspects must enable electrical power and energy systems to become more intelligent, providing benefits, not only for the utilities and power systems operators, but also for consumers and society as a whole. This book aims to share, address and disseminate state-of-the-art research, development and implementation results of microgrids in a simple way, in order to bring researchers, engineers and practitioners worldwide together, from both academia and industry, with the aim of fostering new advances; identifying challenges and opportunities in technology operation; and planning and design interactions among engineers, researchers and stakeholders in this important field of knowledge.

This textbook consists of six chapters that have been written by relevant academics, researchers and engineers. Most of the chapters include state-of-the-art algorithms, methods, know-how and examples of applications in academic or industrial problems, as well as their solutions through the most adequate optimization technique. Researchers, engineers and students are encouraged to develop their own simple computer programs in order to solve the problems they encounter using the techniques outlined in this book. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1: Wind Speed Forecasting: A Comparison between Statistical Approach and Learning-Based Approach
(Ren Ye, P.N. Suganthan and Narasimalu Srikanth, Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore, and others)

Chapter 2: Short-Term Scheduling of Microgrid with Renewable Sources and Combined Heat and Power
(Mohammad Moradi-Dalvand, Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo and Mohammad Ali Fotouhi Ghazvini, Electrical Engineering Department, Power and Water University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and other)

Chapter 3: Demand Response Under Smart Grid Paradigm
V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Vedanta Pradhan and S.A. Khaparde, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)

Chapter 4: Application of the Genetic Algorithms to Design the PID Controller for a DC Motor Speed Regulation
(Nedim Tutkun and Dinçer Maden, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Düzce University, Turkey)

Chapter 5: Protection and Automation Trends in MV and LV Smart Grids
(Nabil El Halabi, Samuel Borroy, Miguel García-Gracia and Hussein M. Khodr, CIRCE, Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, Zaragoza, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6: Optimal Reconfiguration of Electrical Distribution Networks Making the SCADA More Intelligent in the Context of the Smart Grids
(Hussein M. Khodr, Qassim University, Engineering College, Department of Electrical Engineering, Buraidah, KSA and others)

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