Thursday, July 14, 2011

Andres Carvallo's new book - "The Advanced Smart Grid"


The Advanced Smart Grid


The Inevitable Evolution of Smart Grids. The Rationale for an Advanced Smart Grid. Vision, Planning, and Initiative. Smart Grid 1.0: From Power Plant to Meters. The National Perspective on Smart Grid. Interfacing with Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Smart Grid 2.0 Emerges: An Integrated, Advanced Smart Grid. The Potential of Advanced Smart Grids. Fast Forward to Smart Grid 3.0


Placing emphasis on practical "how-to" guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides you with a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0). You gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

The Advanced Smart Grid uses the design and construction of the first citywide smart grid in the US as a case study, sharing the many successes and lessons learned. You gain working knowledge of successful tools and best practices that are needed to overcome diverse technological and organizational challenges as you strive to build a next-generation advanced smart grid (smart grid 2.0). Additionally, this unique book offers a glimpse at the future with interconnected advanced smart grids and a redesigned energy ecosystem (smart grid 3.0).


“The Advanced Smart Grid is the visionary book on smart grids. It is the right book for these times. If you read only one book on the smart grid – you have already picked the right one.” - William R. Moroney, President & Chief Executive Officer Utilities Telecom Council

“In The Advanced Smart Grid, Andres Carvallo and John Cooper give us insight into how the evolution and integration of ICT and the electric system will power our 21st century economy.” – George W. Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at NIST and U.S. Department of Commerce

“Carvallo and Cooper deliver in The Advanced Smart Grid a practical approach and candid opinions that bring clarity to the advancement of Smart Grid.” – Guido Bartels, Chairman, Global Smart Grid Federation; Board Member and Former Chairman, Gridwise Alliance; and Member of the Electricity Advisory Committee, US Department of Energy

"The Advanced Smart Grid by Carvallo and Cooper should be required reading for anyone attempting to get up to speed quickly with respect to the smart grid" - Rick Nicholson, Group Vice President, IDC Energy Insights

“The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability presents a compelling roadmap for anyone who wants to learn how they can participate in building this future." – Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project

“Carvallo and Cooper have written a thought-provoking and holistic view of the future history of the smart grid. This is an important read for anyone interested in the intersection of innovation with the democratization of energy.” - Laura Ipsen, SVP/GM, Connected Energy, Cisco Systems

“Carvallo and Cooper have written a book that is long overdue, as smart grid made its way into the public lexicon before it had a chance to be understood or defined. Their cogent explanation and perspective will help both technical and non-technical players navigate the confusing world of smart grid. Public policy around this multi-billion dollar industry could benefit significantly.” -- Laura Doll, ERCOT Board of Directors Chairman

"Smart Grid has entered the popular lexicon, but it is the rare individual that can actually explain its meaning, rationale, and potential. Carvallo and Cooper concisely provide a compelling read for layperson and expert alike." -- Paul Hudson, Former Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman

"The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability is a timely, comprehensive and insightful overview of the powerful potential that a truly advanced smart grid has in the U.S. power industry. Carvallo and Cooper deliver a must-read for anyone interested in the promise and capability of these fast-evolving networks - from novices to seasoned professionals." – Laura Chappelle, Former Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman

“The emergence and growth of the Smart Grid is a development that affects us all and requires our ongoing attention and understanding in order to fully realize the benefits and opportunities. Carvallo and Cooper deliver in The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability an excellent resource to heighten our understanding and bring this important infrastructure integration concept to the next level and beyond.” - Stuart R. Bell, Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas

"The Advanced Smart Grid represents a valuable perspective for utility executives and engineers, investment bankers, technology vendors, university professors, and graduate and undergraduate engineering students working on Smart Grid." - Rajit Gadh, Professor at the Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles

"Carvallo and Cooper share an excellent introduction to Smart Grid technologies, focusing on the essential role of a systematic approach to telecommunications, and including visions of future exciting scenarios." – Ross Baldick, Professor at the Department of Engineering and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin

"Carvallo and Cooper show enthusiasm and share extensive knowledge of emerging Smart Grids and future possibilities. They present challenges of distributed generation, dealing with the plethora of data, and balancing grid operation and consumer privacy. They use their extensive 'hands on' experiences to describe how to build a smart grid and list techniques for others." - Gary J. Minden, Information and Telecommunications Technology Center at The University of Kansas

Where to buy the book:

The book can be bought at,, and other online bookstores.

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