The book presents the most important professional and scientific activities of the authors in the operation and planning of electric distribution systems from the last 10 years. These research directions were motivated by the current technological developments in the power engineering field and the gradual implementation of smart grids. At present, at European level, distribution systems have a high degree of automation of distribution, using industrial standards, so transition from the current situation to the ″smart grids″ concept is technically feasible. This concept was defined both in the industrial and academic environments take different forms by focusing attention on several particular issues: active consumers, distributed generation, active participation in the electricity market, etc. Each of these development directions is designed to respond to a part of issues regarding the smart system, similar to the pieces of a puzzle game. It is obvious that the ultimate success of any initiative which refers at the transition to the ″smart grids″ concept is determined by the presence of the smart entity that consistently places the pieces of the game in a consistent manner.
The authors are professors at "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Power Engineering Department. Their research directions are related to the optimal operation and planning of electric distribution systems.
Bogdan-Constantin Neagu, Ovidiu Ivanov
Mihai Gavrilas, Florina Scarlatache
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Smart Meters, Decision Making, Strategies, Optimal Operation, electric distribution systems
TECHNOLOGY / Electricity