Smart Grid: The Internet of Energy
Dr. Vincent Poor
Smart Grid: The Internet of Energy Dr. Vincent Poor
Smart grid is a term applied to an an emerging generation of the electricity grid in which a cyberinfrastructure of computers, networks, sensors and controls is overlaid on the electromechanical infrastructure of the traditional grid. The purposes of this transformation are to make the grid more efficient and secure, to allow for the integration of renewable energy sources and distributed storage capabilities, and to give consumers a greater role in managing their energy resources. Dr. Poor will describe this “internet of energy,” beginning with a brief introduction on how electric energy is currently produced and distributed, followed by an overview of emerging and possible future smart grid technologies including their potential impact on our energy infrastructure and some challenges associated with their introduction.