Engineering IT-Enabled Sustainable Electricity Services: The Tale of Two Low-Cost Green Azores…

Hardcover | June 27, 2013

EditorMarija Ilic, Le Xie, Qixing Liu

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Sustainable energy services to customers - a balanced choice and coordination of energy generated by traditional and alternative sources - are the subject of this new innovative book. The myriad factors involved in modeling an effective sustainable power system are overwhelming. The "Green Islands" project represents a decade of work by over a dozen researchers who have developed a model designed to utilize the potential of distributed clean resources. The key is the proper use of Information Technology (IT). Sited on two islands in the Azores, the project developed the model of careful forecasting of demand and supply, down to the minute, coordinating the output of conventional power plants, wind energy, fly wheels, hydroelectricity, demand reduction, and even plug-in electric vehicles to take full advantage of the clean resources available. The energy contingencies of the remote islands are not unique. The issues of integrating promising clean technologies, such as wind, into a complex power grid are challenging in geographically far-flung, island-scale, power systems. Model-based sensing, communications, and decision-making algorithms to coordinate adaptive load management (ALM) could enable customers to utilize just-in-time (JIT), just-in-place (JIP), and just-in-context (JIC) energy resources. The distribution of flexible and efficient energy to customers is the goal. The model the authors have developed could change the way power portfolios are built. A new perspective for optimization of green energy is presented in this book. Additional data provided online via Springer represents a repository of real-world electric energy systems and its IT-enabled smarts.

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Sustainable energy services to customers - a balanced choice and coordination of energy generated by traditional and alternative sources - are the subject of this new innovative book. The myriad factors involved in modeling an effective sustainable power system are overwhelming. The "Green Islands" project represents a decade of work b...

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Engineering IT-Enabled Electricity Services: The Tale of Two Low-Cost Green Azores Islands covers sustainable energy services to customers - a balanced choice and coordination of energy generated by traditional and alternative sources. The "Green Islands" project represents a decade of work by over a dozen researchers who have develope...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:575 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.39 inPublished:June 27, 2013Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038709735X

ISBN - 13:9780387097350

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The Case for Engineering Next-Generation IT-Enabled Electricity Services at Value.- The Tale of Two Green Islands in the Azores Archipelago.- Electrical Networks of the Azores Archipelago.- Generation and Demand Characteristics of the Islands of Flores and Sao Miguel.- Conventional Generation Dispatch Methods in Systems with Intermittent Resources.- Multi-Scale Models for Decomposing Uncertainties in Load and Wind Power.- Look-Ahead Model-Predictive Generation Dispatch Methods.- Assessing the Ability of Different Types of Loads to Participate in Adaptive Load Management.- Look-ahead Model-Predictive Generation and Demand Dispatch for Managing Uncertainties.- Counterexamples to Commonly Held Assumptions on Unit Commitment and Market Power Assessment.- The Role of Electric Vehicles in Making Azores Islands Green.- Optimal Placement of Wind Power Plants for Delivery Loss Minimization.- Toward an Extended AC OPF-Based Approach to Wind Power Integration and Pricing.- Modeling and Control Framework to Ensure Intra-Dispatch Regulation Reserves.- Stabilization and Regulation of Small Frequency Fluctuations by Means of Governor and Flywheel Control.- The Role of Enhanced Voltage Control in Stabilizing Dynamics of Electric Energy Systems.- Small Signal Stability of Electric Power Systems on the Azores Archipelago.- Toward Reconfigurable Smart Distribution Systems for Differentiated Reliability of Service.- Transient Stabilization in Systems with Wind Power.- Generation Planning under Uncertainty with Variable Resources.