Smart Energy Grids
Energy generation and distribution is going through a major revolution. Renewable micro energy sources (e.g. residential solar panels) and HEVs are creating the need for more efficient and effective energy generation and distribution. Thus, there is a need for new infrastructure for the energy grids. A Smart Grid is a system that combines diverse technologies ranging from communication networks to power electronics to renewable energy to create energy infrastructures that are self healing, predictive/adaptive, efficient and secure. Some key elements of a smart grid include a fusing of communication and computing architectures with legacy control systems in power generation, transmission, and distribution networks.
Some broad research areas in Smart Energy Grids:
Buildings have increasingly turned into very complex control systems of sensors and actuators including those in HVAC systems, lighting systems, structural health monitoring systems. In addition to the above problem areas (for smart grid), some other research areas include:
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