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Title: Enabling Smart Grid Cosimulation Studies: Rapid Design and Development of the Technologies and Controls

Abstract

The 21st century electric power grid is transforming with an unprecedented increase in demand and increase in new technologies. In the United States Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Title XIII sets the tenets for modernizing the electricity grid through what is known as the 'Smart Grid Initiative.' This initiative calls for increased design, deployment, and integration of distributed energy resources, smart technologies and appliances, and advanced storage devices. The deployment of these new technologies requires rethinking and re-engineering the traditional boundaries between different electric power system domains.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1245729
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-65484
Journal ID: ISSN 2325-5897
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Electrification Magazine; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: IEEE Electrification Magazine
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; co-simulation; smart grid; distributed energy resources

Citation Formats

Hansen, Timothy M., Kadavil, Rahul, Palmintier, Bryan, Suryanarayanan, Siddharth, Maciejewski, Anthony A., Siegel, Howard Jay, Chong, Edwin K. P., and Hale, Elaine. Enabling Smart Grid Cosimulation Studies: Rapid Design and Development of the Technologies and Controls. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1109/MELE.2015.2509899.
Hansen, Timothy M., Kadavil, Rahul, Palmintier, Bryan, Suryanarayanan, Siddharth, Maciejewski, Anthony A., Siegel, Howard Jay, Chong, Edwin K. P., & Hale, Elaine. Enabling Smart Grid Cosimulation Studies: Rapid Design and Development of the Technologies and Controls. United States. doi:10.1109/MELE.2015.2509899.
Hansen, Timothy M., Kadavil, Rahul, Palmintier, Bryan, Suryanarayanan, Siddharth, Maciejewski, Anthony A., Siegel, Howard Jay, Chong, Edwin K. P., and Hale, Elaine. Tue . "Enabling Smart Grid Cosimulation Studies: Rapid Design and Development of the Technologies and Controls". United States. doi:10.1109/MELE.2015.2509899.
@article{osti_1245729,
title = {Enabling Smart Grid Cosimulation Studies: Rapid Design and Development of the Technologies and Controls},
author = {Hansen, Timothy M. and Kadavil, Rahul and Palmintier, Bryan and Suryanarayanan, Siddharth and Maciejewski, Anthony A. and Siegel, Howard Jay and Chong, Edwin K. P. and Hale, Elaine},
abstractNote = {The 21st century electric power grid is transforming with an unprecedented increase in demand and increase in new technologies. In the United States Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Title XIII sets the tenets for modernizing the electricity grid through what is known as the 'Smart Grid Initiative.' This initiative calls for increased design, deployment, and integration of distributed energy resources, smart technologies and appliances, and advanced storage devices. The deployment of these new technologies requires rethinking and re-engineering the traditional boundaries between different electric power system domains.},
doi = {10.1109/MELE.2015.2509899},
journal = {IEEE Electrification Magazine},
number = 1,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2016},
month = {Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2016}
}
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