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Title: Grid Architecture: A Core Discipline for Grid Modernization

Abstract

Grid Architecture not only provides valuable new insights into grid modernization planning and design, but also provides the means to future-proof technological investments and to reduce integration costs – two issues that concern regulators and utility executives alike. Proper structure creates intrinsic grid characteristics that bolster resilience, capability, and affordability, and help safeguard investments by limiting change effects. Well-planned grid structure simplifies downstream decisions and frees up architects and engineers working on individual components or systems to employ creativity with assurance that unintended consequences will not crop up to hamper or even invalidate their work. For these reasons, it is not just important, but crucial, that the structural issues addressed by Grid Architecture be considered before other aspects of grid modernization are undertaken.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1602548
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-143790
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
grid modernization, gmlc, DER, distribution automation, bulk energy systems, resilence grid, fractal grid, microgrid, flexible, agile, converged network, grid architecture

Citation Formats

Taft, Jeffrey D. Grid Architecture: A Core Discipline for Grid Modernization. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1109/MPE.2019.2921739.
Taft, Jeffrey D. Grid Architecture: A Core Discipline for Grid Modernization. United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2019.2921739.
Taft, Jeffrey D. Mon . "Grid Architecture: A Core Discipline for Grid Modernization". United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2019.2921739.
@article{osti_1602548,
title = {Grid Architecture: A Core Discipline for Grid Modernization},
author = {Taft, Jeffrey D.},
abstractNote = {Grid Architecture not only provides valuable new insights into grid modernization planning and design, but also provides the means to future-proof technological investments and to reduce integration costs – two issues that concern regulators and utility executives alike. Proper structure creates intrinsic grid characteristics that bolster resilience, capability, and affordability, and help safeguard investments by limiting change effects. Well-planned grid structure simplifies downstream decisions and frees up architects and engineers working on individual components or systems to employ creativity with assurance that unintended consequences will not crop up to hamper or even invalidate their work. For these reasons, it is not just important, but crucial, that the structural issues addressed by Grid Architecture be considered before other aspects of grid modernization are undertaken.},
doi = {10.1109/MPE.2019.2921739},
journal = {IEEE Power & Energy Magazine},
number = 5,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}