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Towards the smart grid

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Abstract: In order to increase the amount of renewable energy sources connectable to the electric grid, it is necessary to develop a new form of interconnection, the active networks or Smart Grids, adapted to integrate diffused generators. To achieve such revolution in the power networks, several challenges need to be faced, because the current network is conceived upon a “top-down” model of power flow. In particular, the intercommunication between dispersed and non- homogeneous control units and the setting of an appropriate regulatory framework are the key issues to be addressed. The article outlines the most relevant projects carried out by the Politecnico di Milano in this area and highlights the potential prime role of the Italian research in the development of the future Smart Grids.
Authors: Silvestri, A.
Category: General
End Page: 45
Serial number: 1
ISSN: [2210-2175]
Volume: I
Journal: Spanda Journal : quarterly of the Spanda Foundation
Keywords: energy resources , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: Spanda Foundation
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 Spanda Foundation
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Start Page: 41
Title: Towards the smart grid