Establishing sustainable and reliable smart grids

Kamil, Gunnar Andersson, Dursun, Bjørn Gitle Hauge, Bremdal, Bernt, & Nourbakhsh, Ghavameddin (2013) Establishing sustainable and reliable smart grids. In Peretto, Lorenzo & Muscas, Carlo (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS), IEEE, Aachen, Germany , pp. 138-143.

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This paper addresses challenges part of the shift of paradigm taking place in the way we produce, transmit and use power related to what is known as smart grids. The aim of this paper is to explore present initiatives to establish smart grids as a sustainable and reliable power supply system. We argue that smart grids are not isolated to abstract conceptual models alone. We suggest that establishing sustainable and reliable smart grids depend on series of contributions including modeling and simulation projects, technological infrastructure pilots, systemic methods and training, and not least how these and other elements must interact to add reality to the conceptual models. We present and discuss three initiatives that illuminate smart grids from three very different positions. First, the new power grid simulator project in the electrical engineering PhD program at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Second, the new smart grids infrastructure pilot run by the Norwegian Centers of Expertise Smart Energy Markets (NCE SMART). And third, the new systemic Master program on next generation energy technology at østfold University College (Hiø). These initiatives represent future threads in a mesh embedding smart grids in models, technology, infrastructure, education, skills and people.

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ID Code: 66402
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Smart grids, Power grids, Simulation, Infrastructure , Sustainability, Reliability
DOI: 10.1109/AMPS.2013.6656240
ISBN: 9781467355711
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IEEE
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2014 00:32
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2014 05:18

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