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A smart transmission grid for Europe: Research challenges in developing grid enabling technologies
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4125-1055
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3014-5609
2011 (English)In: Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2011 IEEE, IEEE , 2011, 1-8 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Smart grids have attracted significant attention lately, and one can even speak of a hype. However, much of the attention is paid to the distribution side and consumer interaction. Nevertheless, also at the transmission level important improvements can be achieved through farsighted and careful intelligent grid design and implementation. This paper identifies different research areas and their respective boundary interactions in order to enable a practical #x201C;Smart Grid #x201D; implementation in the European power system. Emphasis is placed on three essential aspects of the Smart Transmission Grid. First, the necessary evolution of synchrophasor measurement technology is discussed, as well as the limitations towards and its full integration into power system operation and control. An important aspect to achieve this full integration is the necessity to test and integrate any proposed solution in an open and transparent environment. Secondly, the IT, data and communications paradigm is critically discussed. And lastly, the key questions that are open to the transmission system operators are discussed, specifically regarding the coordination within the pan-European power system and its security. Going beyond the purely academic point-of-view, this paper specifically aims to bring a realistic approach towards research for the transmission network.

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IEEE , 2011. 1-8 p.
, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting PESGM, ISSN 1944-9925
Keyword [en]
intelligent grid design;pan-European power system security;power system control;power system operation;smart transmission grid;synchrophasor measurement technology;transmission network;transmission system operators;phase measurement;power system measurement;power system security;smart power grids;transmission networks;
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63339DOI: 10.1109/PES.2011.6039693ISI: 000297469605044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-82855168144ISBN: 978-1-4577-1000-1OAI: diva2:482020
Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2011 IEEE, 24-29 July 2011, San Diego, CA
© 2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. Qc 20120202Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2012-04-03Bibliographically approved

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