"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, Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Utilities Telecom Council) "...a timely, comprehensive and insightful overview of the powerful potential that a truly advanced smart grid has.... Carvallo and Cooper deliver a must-read for anyone interested in the promise and capability of these fast-evolving networks." (Laura Chappelle, J.D., Former Chairman/Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission)"
Placing emphasis on practical 'how-to' guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider's perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. Professionals 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.