IEEE Publishes Smart Grid Newsletter
Mar 19, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
IEEE published the March edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.
According to a release, the March issue examines the benefits, challenges, and engineering aspects of retail, distribution-level energy markets, as well as how a highly decentralized system of many microgrids and data aggregation methods will contribute to power system reliability and privacy protection.
"The March issue of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter conveys the importance of broadening power markets to incorporate loads and resources connected in the distribution network and developing new dynamic rates reflecting real-time distribution costs," said Massoud Amin, chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. "Another fundamental requirement for a viable marketplace is consumer trust in the security and privacy of the platform. This can be ensured through layered defense/security architectures combined with strengthening the high-voltage bulk power backbone."
Michael Caramanis writes of the need for and benefits that will accrue from the creation of distribution-level power markets. Caramanis is a Member of IEEE, IEEE Control Systems, IEEE Power and Energy, and IEEE Communications, Societies, and is Boston University Professor of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. His current research concerns the extension of power markets to provide access to distributed loads and resources while incorporating distribution/retail costs and congestion.
Christoph Weinhardt describes specific aspects of engineering smart retail energy markets through which the power system can become more efficient and greener, as well as smarter. Weinhardt has headed the Institute of Information Management and Systems at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since 2000. His research focuses on the design and analysis of new markets in the finance, energy and services industries.
Gelareh Taban and Alvaro Cardenas detail the application of data aggregation as a method to protect privacy in metering infrastructures. Taban is a security engineer working in Silicon Valley. Her research interests include security and privacy in networks, applied cryptography, and digital rights management. Cardenas, an IEEE member, is a research staff engineer at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. His current research focuses on big data analytics for security, Smart Grid, network security, cyber-physical systems, and wireless communications for embedded systems and the Internet of things.
Siddharth Suryanarayanan and Elias Kyriakides discuss the reliability benefits and socio-economic challenges of decentralizing the power system into microgrids. Suryanarayanan is a IEEE Senior Member and IEEE Power and Energy and IEEE Industry Applications Society member, teaches in the Department of Electrical Engineering and is a resident faculty Fellow in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. His research and teaching interests lie in the area of design, operation and economics of electric power systems.
Kyriakides is an IEEE Senior Member and member of the IEEE Power and Energy, IEEE Industry Applications, IEEE Computational, and IEEE Instrumentation Societies, and IEEE Standards Association. He teaches in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He is a founding member of the university's KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks.
The IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter promotes greater understanding of critical issues and challenges that impact efforts to move Smart Grid from conception to reality, including power generation, transmission and distribution, storage, technological advancement, renewables, infrastructure investment, funding, R&D, standards, security and communications.
IEEE is a technical professional association.
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