4. The Smart Grid as a Response to Spread the Concept of Distributed Generation

  1. Vincenzo Piemonte2,
  2. Marcello De Falco2 and
  3. Angelo Basile3
  1. Yi Ding,
  2. Jacob Østergaard,
  3. Salvador Pineda Morente and
  4. Qiuwei Wu

Published Online: 4 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118629703.ch4

Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering Innovative Technologies

Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering Innovative Technologies

How to Cite

Ding, Y., Østergaard, J., Pineda Morente, S. and Wu, Q. (2013) The Smart Grid as a Response to Spread the Concept of Distributed Generation, in Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering Innovative Technologies (eds V. Piemonte, M. De Falco and A. Basile), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118629703.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy

  2. 3

    ITM-CNR, Rende (CS), Italy

Author Information

  1. Centre for Electric Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953524

Online ISBN: 9781118629703

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Keywords:

  • Smart grid;
  • Distributed generation;
  • Alectricity network

Summary

Renewable energy will play an important role in the energy framework of the future. The European Union will reach a 20% share of renewable energy in total energy consumption and increase energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. High renewable energy penetration results in significant impact on power system security and reliability, which will increase the needs of balancing power in the future. The distributed generation can be an important source for providing balancing power effectively and environmentally. The development of a smart grid will greatly facilitate the integration of distributed generation into systems, which allows more flexible and active power generation. This chapter discusses the smart grid as a response for integrating DGs to provide a balancing capacity for mitigating the high volatility of renewable energy resources in the future.