1st Edition

Smart Grid Systems Modeling and Control

Edited By N. Ramesh Babu Copyright 2017
    308 Pages 26 Color & 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    308 Pages 26 Color & 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    308 Pages 26 Color & 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Electric power systems are being transformed from older grid systems to smart grids across the globe. The goals of this transition are to address today’s electric power issues, which include reducing carbon footprints, finding alternate sources of decaying fossil fuels, eradicating losses that occur in the current available systems, and introducing the latest information and communication technologies (ICT) for electric grids. The development of smart grid technology is advancing dramatically along with and in reaction to the continued growth of renewable energy technologies (especially wind and solar power), the growing popularity of electric vehicles, and the continuing huge demand for electricity.

    Smart Grid Systems: Modeling and Control advances the basic understanding of smart grids and focuses on recent technological advancements in the field. This book provides a comprehensive discussion from a number of experts and practitioners and describes the challenges and the future scope of the technologies related to smart grid.

    Key features:

    • provides an overview of the smart grid, with its needs, benefits, challenges, existing structure, and possible future technologies

    • discusses solar photovoltaic (PV) system modeling and control along with battery storage, an integral part of smart grids

    • discusses control strategies for renewable energy systems, including solar PV, wind, and hybrid systems

    • describes the inverter topologies adopted for integrating renewable power

    • covers the basics of the energy storage system and the need for micro grids

    • describes forecast techniques for renewable energy systems

    • presents the basics and structure of the energy management system in smart grids, including advanced metering, various communication protocols, and the cyber security challenges

    • explores electric vehicle technology and its interaction with smart grids

    Smart Grid Overview

    Saminathan Ganesan, V. Ramesh, and S. Umashankar

    Design of PV Systems with Battery Storage

    J. Prasanth Ram and N. Rajasekar

    Grid Integration of Wind Turbines: Issues and Solutions

    A. Rini Ann Jerin, K. Palanisamy, and S. Umashankar

    Control Strategies for Renewable Energy Systems

    Ramji Tiwari, K. Kumar, and N. Ramesh Babu

    DCDC Converters for Renewable Energy Applications

    S. Saravanan, N. Prabaharan, and N. Ramesh Babu

    Design and Control of DCAC Inverters

    S. Umashankar and V. Sridhar

    Hybrid Energy Storage: Introduction and Management for Renewable Microgrids

    Amjed Hina Fathima and Palanisamy Kaliannan

    Energy Forecasting: Techniques

    N. Ramesh Babu and P. Arulmozhivarman

    Energy Management System in Smart Grids

    Vikram K. and Sarat Kumar Sahoo

    Smart-Grid Interaction with Electric Vehicles

    Ramji Tiwari and N. Ramesh Babu

    Smart Grids: Global Status

    Ramji Tiwari and N. Ramesh Babu


    N. Ramesh Babu, PhD, is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Instrumentation at the School of Electrical Engineering at VIT University in Vellore, India. He has over 15 years of teaching experience with eight years of research experience. He has chaired or organized many conferences, workshops, and faculty development programs and has been the keynote speaker, session chair, and technical program member. He is an active reviewer for many international journals, including those published by Elsevier, IEEE, and IET. He is serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Access Journal and is an editorial board member for several other journals. He has published several technical papers in national and international conferences and journals with high impact factors. His current research includes wind speed forecasting, optimal control of wind energy conversion systems, solar energy, and soft computing techniques applied to electrical engineering.