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2nd Edition

Smart Grids
Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition

Edited By

Stuart Borlase

ISBN 9781498799553
Published December 1, 2017 by CRC Press
828 Pages

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Book Description

The latest edition features a new chapter on implementation and operation of an integrated smart grid with updates to multiple chapters throughout the text. New sections on Internet of things, and how they relate to smart grids and smart cities, have also been added to the book. It describes the impetus for change in the electric utility industry and discusses the business drivers, benefits, and market outlook of the smart grid initiative. The book identifies the technical framework of enabling technologies and smart solutions and describes the role of technology developments and coordinated standards in smart grid, including various initiatives and organizations helping to drive the smart grid effort. With chapters written by leading experts in the field, the text explains how to plan, integrate, implement, and operate a smart grid.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of the Electric Utility Industry

Miguel Brandao, Charles W. Newton, and Bartosz Wojszczyk

Chapter 2: Smart Grid Challenges and Transformations

Stuart Borlase, Miguel Brandao, James Fine, Mladen Kezunovic, and Bartosz Wojszczyk

Chapter 3: Smart Energy Resources – Supply and Demand

Stuart Borlase, Sahand Behboodi, Thomas Bradley, Miguel Brandao, Dave Chassin, Johan Enslin, and Chris McCarthy

Chapter 4: Communications Systems

Mehrdad Mesbah, Sharon Allan, and Donivon Hettich

Chapter 5: Real-time Grid Management

Stuart Borlase, Jiyuan Fan, Xiaoming Feng, Jay Giri, Gerald Gray, Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Walter Sattinger, Douglas Wilson, Bo Yang, and Bo Zeng

Chapter 6: Advanced Protection and Control for the Smart Grid

Jens Schoene and Muhammad Humayun

Chapter 7: Automatic Restoration Systems and Outage Management

Mirrasoul Mousavi, Ning Kang, Hormoz Kazemzadeh, and Christopher McCarthy

Chapter 8: Volt/VAr Optimization

Bob McFetridge, Mike Simms, and Steve Tyler

Chapter 9: Monitoring and Diagnostics

Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, Tony McGrail, and Siri Varadan

Chapter 10: Asset Management

Tony McGrail

Chapter 11: Geospatial Technologies

Paul Wilson

Chapter 12: Mobile Workforce Management

Jessica Jensen

Chapter 13: Smart Meters and Advanced Metering Infrastructures

Aaron F. Snyder, David Kranzler, and Robby Simpson

Chapter 14: Convergence of Technologies and IT/OT Integration

Stuart Borlase, Michael Covarrubias, Jim Horstman, and Greg Robinson

Chapter 15: Data Analytics for the Smart Grid

Greg Robinson, Jim Horstman, Mirrasoul Mousavi, and Gowri Rajappan

Chapter 16: High-Performance Computing for Advanced Smart Grid Applications

Yousu Chen and Zhenyu (Henry) Huang

Chapter 17: Cybersecurity for the Smart Grid

Jeffrey L. Hahn

Chapter 18: FACTS and HVDC

Neil Kirby and Johan Enslin

Chapter 19: Microgrids

Stuart Borlase, Patrick Burgess, Mehdi Ganji, and Wei Tian

Chapter 20: The Dynamics of Wholesale and Distributed Energy Markets

Eric Woychik, Hong Chen, and Dave Erickson

Chapter 21: Transactive Energy

Eric Woychik

Chapter 22: Smart Grid Standardization Work

Aaron F. Snyder, Frances Cleveland, and Eric Lambert

Chapter 23: The Smart Grid IoT

Stuart Borlase, Donivon Hettich, and Dave Kranzler

Chapter 24: Smart Cities

Stuart Borlase, Dolan Beckel, Patrick Burgess, Jessie Denver, Paul Doherty, Mehdi Ganji, Adrienne Grier, Kip Harkness, Daniel Kushner, Eric Lambert, Mahsa Nicknam, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Mark Wells, and Gary Wong

Chapter 25: Refining a Holistic View of Grid Modernization

John D. McDonald, Patty Durand, Charles W. Newton, Robby Simpson, and Eric Woychik

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Stuart Borlase has extensive experience in strategic solution sales and global business growth in the energy and utility industry. Stuart’s experience has included a series of progressively more influential positions with Schneider Electric, General Electric, Siemens, and Wipro Technologies, in both the Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) areas of smart grid modernization and business transformation.

Stuart received his B.Sc.Eng. (Power Engineering) degree from the University of Natal in South Africa, and his M.Eng. (Power Engineering) and D.Eng. (Power Engineering and Business) degrees from Texas A&M University. Stuart is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary) and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary) societies. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer. Stuart is also a GE certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Stuart has published and presented numerous papers on smart grid and grid modernization. He is a co-author of the Role of Substations in Smart Grids chapter for the book, Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition, published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in 2012. Stuart is the Editor-in-Chief and co-author of the first edition of this book, which was published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in 2012.


"It is a great introduction to the Smart Grid, both knowledge and its practice."
Xiaolin Ge, Black & Veatch, USA

"The first two chapters of this second edition provide an accurate history of how electric grid modernization has progressed in the last 10 – 15 years and lay out the current challenges and opportunities that customers, utilities, regulators, and new entrants to the electric supply and delivery industry are facing. It is helpful that economic, political, policy and business drivers for the changes have been explained."
Tom Weaver, American Electric Power, USA