A vision of smart transmission grids

Zhenhua Jiang, Fangxing Li, Wei Qiao, Hongbin Sun, Hui Wan, Jianhui Wang, Yan Xia, Zhao Xu, Pei Zhang

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Modern power grid is required to become smarter in order to provide an affordable, reliable, and sustainable supply of electricity. Under such circumstances, considerable activities have been carried out in the U.S. and Europe to formulate and promote a vision for the development of the future smart power grids. However, the majority of these activities only placed emphasis on the distribution grid and demand side; while the big picture of the transmission grid in the context of smart grids is still unclear. This paper presents a unique vision for the future smart transmission grids in which the major features that these grids must have are clearly identified. In this vision, each smart transmission grid is regarded as an integrated system that functionally consists of three interactive, smart components, i.e., smart control centers, smart transmission networks, and smart substations. The features and functions of each of the three functional components as well as the enabling technologies to achieve these features and functions are discussed in detail in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 26 Jul 200930 Jul 2009


Conference2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
CityCalgary, AB


  • Smart control center
  • Smart substation
  • Smart transmission grid
  • Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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