1st Edition

Smart Electricity Distribution Networks

    440 Pages
    by CRC Press

    440 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Smart distribution networks are one of the key research topics of countries looking to modernise electric power networks. Smart Electricity Distributions Networks aims to provide a basic discussion of the smart distribution concept and new technologies related to it, including distributed energy resources (DERs), demand side integration, microgrids, CELL and virtual power plants.


    With writing from leading contributors in the field of smart distribution networks, this volume discusses different concepts within the field as well as the best methods to analyse smart distribution systems to provide a cohesive overview of issues relating to Smart Grid and related technologies.


    This book will be valuable to those with an interest in understanding the technologies and performance of smart distribution networks as well as engaging with the wider debate over the future Smart Grid.

    Table of Contents


    About the Contributors


    1. Introduction

    2. Fundamentals of Distributed Energy Resources

    3. Management of Distributed Energy Resources

    4. ICT Infrastructure and Cyber Security

    5. Power Electronics in Distribution Systems

    6. Operation Simulation and Analysis

    7. Transient Analysis

    8. Control and Protection of Microgrids

    9. Energy Management and Optimal Planning of Microgrids

    10. Planning of Smart Distribution Systems

    11. DC Distribution Networks


    Dr. Chengshan Wang, Ph.D., is Chang-Jiang (Cheung Kong) Scholar Professor in Tianjin University and the director of the Key Laboratory of Smart Grid of Ministry of Education in China. Dr. Jianzhong Wu, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK. Janaka Ekanayake is a professor at the Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK.