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Advanced Protection and Control for the Smart Grid

Authored by: Jens Schoene , Muhammad Humayun , Stuart Borlase , Marco C. Janssen , Michael Pesin

Smart Grids

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498799553
eBook ISBN: 9781351228480
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While the physical transmission and distribution infrastructure (“poles and wires”) of the utility grid has largely remained the same over the past few decades, advances in generation, transformation, and power switching devices is changing the way the grid is operated and maintained and, therefore the need to change the way of thinking of traditional protection, monitoring, and control schemes. The focus over the next few years will be on ensuring grid stability, reliability, and safety with the increase in renewable generation at the transmission level, and the increasing trend of more distributed energy resources (DER—both generation and energy storage) closer to the consumer. There will be a need for a broader perspective on how the integration of substation and feeder data and Transmission & Distribution (T&D) automation can benefit the smart grid. In the new environment, more granular field data will help increase operational efficiency and provide more data for other smart grid applications, such as outage management. The realization of potential benefits in the new environment necessitates additional protection, monitoring, and control requirements, such as the following:

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