Resiliency of Power Distribution Systems
Srivastava, Anurag K., Liu, Chen-Ching, Chanda, Sayonsom
RESILIENCY OF POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
A revolutionary book covering the relevant concepts for resiliency-focused advancements of the distribution power grid
Most resiliency and security guidelines for the power industry are focused on power transmission systems. As renewable energy and energy storage increasingly replace fossil-fuel-based power generation over the coming years, geospatially neighboring distributed energy resources will supply a majority of consumers and provide clean power through long transmission lines. These electric power distribution systems--the final stage in the delivery of electric power--carry electricity from the transmission system to individual consumers. New distributed devices will be essential to the grid to manage this variable power generation and enhance reliability and resilience while keeping electricity affordable as the world seeks solutions to climate change and threats from extreme events.
In Resiliency of Power Distribution Systems, readers are provided with the tools to understand and enhance resiliency of distribution systems--and thereby, the entire power grid. In a shift from the present design and operation of the power system, the book is focused on improving the grid's ability to predict, adapt, and respond to all hazards and threats. This, then, acts as a guide to ensure that any incident can be mitigated and responded to promptly and adequately. It also highlights the most advanced and applicable methodologies and architecture frameworks that evaluate degradation, advance proactive action, and transform system behavior to maintain normal operation, under extreme operating conditions.
Resiliency of Power Distribution Systems readers will also find:
- Chapter organization that facilitates quick review of distribution fundamental and easy-but-thorough understanding of the importance of resiliency
- Real-world case studies where resilient power systems could have prevented massive financial and energy losses
- Frameworks to help mitigate cyber-physical attacks, strategize response on multiple timescales, and optimize operational efficiencies and priorities for the power grid
Resiliency of Power Distribution Systems is a valuable reference for power system professionals including electrical engineers, utility operators, distribution system planners and engineers, and manufacturers, as well as members of the research community, energy market experts and policy makers, and graduate students on electrical engineering courses.
Anurag K. Srivastava, PhD, is the Raymond J. Lane Professor and Chairperson with the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, USA. He is the Director of the Smart Grid Resiliency and Analytics Lab (SG-REAL) and a renowned figure in the area of distribution systems resiliency.
Chen-Ching Liu, PhD, is an American Electric Power Professor and Director, Power and Energy Center, at Virginia Tech, USA. As a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Liu is a widely-recognized leader in smart and resilient distribution systems in the power and energy community.
Sayonsom Chanda, PhD, is a Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, USA. He also founded sustainability-focused startups -- Sync Energy to serve resiliency analytics to large and mid-size electric utilities in North America.