Smart grid (R)evolution

Electric power struggles

Jennie C. Stephens, Elizabeth J Wilson, Tarla Rai Peterson

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Abstract

The term "smart grid" has become a catch-all phrase to represent the potential benefits of a revamped and more sophisticated electricity system that can fulfill several societal expectations related to enhanced energy efficiency and sustainability. Smart grid promises to enable improved energy management by utilities and by consumers, to provide the ability to integrate higher levels of variable renewable energy into the electric grid, to support the development of microgrids, and to engage citizens in energy management. However, it also comes with potential pitfalls, such as increased cybersecurity vulnerabilities and privacy risks. Although discussions about smart grid have been dominated by technical and economic dimensions, this book takes a sociotechnical systems perspective to explore critical questions shaping energy system transitions. It will be invaluable for advanced students, academic researchers, and energy professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including energy studies, environmental and energy policy, environmental science, sustainability science, and electrical and environmental engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages198
ISBN (Electronic)9781107239029
ISBN (Print)9781107047280
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Stephens, J. C., Wilson, E. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2014). Smart grid (R)evolution: Electric power struggles. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107239029

Smart grid (R)evolution : Electric power struggles. / Stephens, Jennie C.; Wilson, Elizabeth J; Peterson, Tarla Rai.

Cambridge University Press, 2014. 198 p.

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Stephens, JC, Wilson, EJ & Peterson, TR 2014, Smart grid (R)evolution: Electric power struggles. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107239029
Stephens JC, Wilson EJ, Peterson TR. Smart grid (R)evolution: Electric power struggles. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 198 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107239029
Stephens, Jennie C. ; Wilson, Elizabeth J ; Peterson, Tarla Rai. / Smart grid (R)evolution : Electric power struggles. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 198 p.
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