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Multidisciplinary Approach for the Development of Smart Distribution Networks

Version 1 : Received: 2 August 2018 / Approved: 2 August 2018 / Online: 2 August 2018 (17:25:01 CEST)

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Ghiani, E.; Serpi, A.; Pilloni, V.; Sias, G.; Simone, M.; Marcialis, G.; Armano, G.; Pegoraro, P.A. A Multidisciplinary Approach for the Development of Smart Distribution Networks. Energies 2018, 11, 2530. Ghiani, E.; Serpi, A.; Pilloni, V.; Sias, G.; Simone, M.; Marcialis, G.; Armano, G.; Pegoraro, P.A. A Multidisciplinary Approach for the Development of Smart Distribution Networks. Energies 2018, 11, 2530.

Journal reference: Energies 2018, 11, 2530
DOI: 10.3390/en11102530

Abstract

Electric power systems are experiencing relevant changes involving the growing penetration of distributed generation and energy storage systems, the introduction of electric vehicles, the management of responsive loads, the proposals for new energy markets and so on. Such evolution is pushing for a paradigm shift: the management must move from traditional planning and manual intervention to full “smartization” of medium and low voltage networks. Peculiarities and criticalities of future power distribution networks originate from the complexity of the system that includes both the physical aspects of electric networks and the cyber aspects, like data elaboration, feature extraction, communication, supervision and control; only fully integrated advanced monitoring systems can foster this transition towards network automation. The design and development of such future networks require distinct kinds of expertise in the industrial and information engineering fields. In this context, this paper provides a comprehensive review of current challenges and multidisciplinary interactions in the development of smart distribution networks.

Subject Areas

Smart grid; Monitoring System; Distribution System State Estimation, Information and Communication Technology, Distribution Management Systems, Distributed Energy Sources, Cyber-Physical Systems, Energy Management System, Energy Storage Systems, Cyber Security

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