Application on a smart grid

Dan Wang, Zhu Han

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A smart grid introduces novel concepts on energy efficiency and conservation with the benefit of smart meters. Smart grids have gained worldwide recognition in the past few years. The interpretation of “smart” reflects a noticeable change in the way energy is generated, distributed, delivered, and consumed. Integrating advanced electrical and communications infrastructures incorporated with modern process automation techniques, a smart grid system is constructed in such a way that two-way communication between electricity suppliers and residential electricity consumers is efficiently implemented. An illustration of a smart grid system is given in Fig. 5.1. With these powerful characteristics brought about by modern electrical technologies, a smart grid significantly alters the way utility companies, governments, customers, and business participants view electricity transmission and its associated services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2191-5768
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5776


  • Load profile
  • Power usage
  • Price scheme
  • Smart grid
  • Utility company

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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