Smart Grid Systems Modeling and Control by N. Ramesh Babu
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Smart Grid Systems Modeling and Control by N. Ramesh Babu

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N. Ramesh Babu, Ph.D., is currently working with M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur, India. He has over 15 years of teaching experience with 8 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 international journals with high impact factors.

Dr. Babu has guided many undergraduate and postgraduate student projects and is presently guiding many such projects.

Under his mentorship, many students won competitions for their projects, designs, and papers. He is a member of several professional organizations such as IEEE, IAENG, and ACDOS.

His current research includes wind speed forecasting, optimal control of wind energy conversion systems, solar energy, and soft computing techniques applied to electrical engineering.

Smart Grid Contents

  • Smart Grid Overview 
  • Design of PV Systems with Battery Storage 
  • Grid Integration of Wind Turbines: Issues and Solutions 
  • Control Strategies for Renewable Energy Systems
  • DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Applications 
  • Design and Control of DC–AC Inverters
  • Hybrid Energy Storage: Introduction and Management for Renewable Microgrids
  • Energy Forecasting: Techniques
  • Energy Management System in Smart Grids
  • Smart-Grid Interaction with Electric Vehicles.
  • Smart Grids: Global Status

Preface to Smart Grid Systems Modeling and Control

Electric power systems are being transformed from older grids to smart grids across the globe. The main aim of this transition is to meet the current needs such as reducing carbon footprints, finding alternate decaying fossil fuel, eradicate the losses in the available system, and introduce the latest technologies of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Smart grid development advances drastically along with the continuing growth of renewable energy technologies, especially wind and solar power, the growth of electric vehicles, and the huge demand for electricity.

The aim of this book is to introduce the smart grid and provide a basic understanding. The volume also focuses on recent technological advancements in smart grids.

The book is organized as below: Chapter 1 provides an overview of the smart grid, along with its needs, benefits, challenges, existing structure, and possible future technologies.

Chapter 2 discusses solar photovoltaic (PV) system modeling and control along with battery storage, which is a part of smart grids.

Chapter 3 covers the issues and challenges of wind turbines connected to the grid and also discusses the various advances in the fault ride-through capability with solutions.

Chapter 4 discusses the control strategies for renewable energy systems. In this chapter, control strategies for solar PV, wind, and hybrid systems are described in detail.

Chapter 5 focuses on power electronic converters, which are used to improve the characteristic of renewable power generation to match the grid capability.

This chapter details various topologies that have been developed recently for the grid applications.

Chapter 6 describes the inverter topologies adopted in integrating the renewable power generated to the grid. The chapter also compares various inverter configurations suitable for microgrids. 

Chapter 7 deals with the basics of an energy storage system and its need for microgrids. A case study with a hybrid storage system is discussed in detail. Chapter 8 describes various forecast techniques for renewable energy systems such as solar and wind.

This chapter provides an in-depth understanding of various forecast algorithms with a case study and a comparison of different forecasting techniques.

Chapter 9 covers the basics and structure of the energy management system in a smart grid. This chapter includes advanced metering, various communication protocols, and the cybersecurity challenges in the smart grid.

Chapter 10 focuses on electric vehicle technology and its interaction with a smart grid. The impact of integrating electric vehicles with smart grids has been detailed along with the potential impact and challenges.

Finally, Chapter 11 discusses various challenges and research perspectives in smart grids. An overview of the current status of smart grids in different countries is discussed along with the challenges and benefits.

The editor and the contributing authors hope readers will benefit and gain a basic understanding of the smart grid and its control. This book will definitely enhance the knowledge of readers and make an impact in realizing smart grids worldwide in the near future.

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