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Smart Grid (R)Evolution : Electric Power Struggles

Author: Jennie Stephens; Elizabeth J Wilson; Tarla Rai Peterson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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This book explores smart grid from a social perspective, for advanced students, academic researchers, and energy professionals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennie Stephens; Elizabeth J Wilson; Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781107239029 1107239028
OCLC Number: 900892755
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Jan 2015).
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Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; List of tables; List of figures; List of acronyms; 1 Emerging Smart Grid Struggles; 1.1 Vulnerability and Change; 1.2 The Grid Matters Why We Care; 1.3 Who Are We?; 1.4 Emerging Tensions and Power Struggles; 1.5 Our Approach; 1.6 Organization of the Book; References; 2 Promises and Pitfalls of Smart Grid; 2.1 Changing Expectations of Electricity Systems; 2.2 Promises of Smart Grid; 2.2.1 Enhanced Reliability and Security; Improved Reliability and Resilience; Improved Cybersecurity. Energy Independence for Improved Geopolitical Security2.2.2 Strengthened Economic Conditions; Economic Benefits for Consumers; Economic Benefits for Utilities; Economic Benefits to Other Actors; Societal Economic Benefits from a Smarter Grid; 2.2.3 Improved Environment Quality; Deploy More Renewable Resources; Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Electrification of Transportation; Other Environmental Benefits; 2.2.4 Empowered Citizens; Taking Control; 2.3 Pitfalls of Smart Grid; 2.3.1 Diminished Reliability and Security; 2.3.2 Weakened Economic Conditions. Increased Costs for Energy ConsumersIncreased Risks to Electric Utilities; 2.3.3 Degraded Environmental Quality; Electromagnetic Emissions May Harm Human Health; Renewables May Destabilize the System, Causing Environmental Damage; Other Environmental Dangers; 2.3.4 Disempowered Citizens; Losing Control and Loss of Privacy; 2.4 Conclusions; References; 3 Technologies of Smart Grid; 3.1 Multiple Technologies and Configurations; 3.2 Our Legacy Electricity Systems; 3.2.1 Generation in Legacy Systems; 3.2.2 Transmission in Legacy Systems; 3.2.3 Distribution and Use in Legacy Systems. 3.2.4 Challenges Within Legacy Systems3.3 Technologies for Fulfilling Smart Grid Promises; 3.3.1 Generation Technologies for Smart Grid; 3.3.3 Transmission Technologies for Smart Grid; 3.3.3 Storage Technologies for Smart Grid; 3.3.4 Distribution Network Technologies for Smart Grid; 3.3.5 Electricity Use Technologies for Smart Grid; 3.3.6 Systemwide Integrating Technologies for Smart Grid; 3.4 Conclusions; References; 4 Societal Actors and Dominant Smart Grid Visions; 4.1 Smart Grid Actors, Their Priorities, and Interactions; 4.2 Electricity Generation Companies and Private Sector Actors. 4.2.1 Utilities4.2.2 Suppliers of Electricity System Equipment; 4.3 Government Actors; 4.3.1 National Actors; 4.3.2 Regional Coordination and Smart Grid; 4.3.3 Subnational Actors; 4.3.4 Local Government and Community Actors; 4.4 Consumers of Electricity; 4.4.1 Residential Sector: Householders and Individuals; 4.4.2 Commercial Electricity Consumers; 4.4.3 Industrial Electricity Consumers; 4.4.4 Municipalities, Universities, Schools, and Hospitals (MUSH); 4.5 Civil Society Actors; 4.6 Conclusions; References; 5 Smart Meters: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Electricity.
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