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S. Borlase - Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition (Electric Power and Energy Engineering)

Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition (Electric Power and Energy Engineering) 2nd Edition
by Stuart Borlase (Editor)

Series: Electric Power and Energy Engineering
Hardcover: 828 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (December 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1498799558
ISBN-13: 978-1498799553

The latest edition features a new chapter on implementation and operation of an integrated smart grid with updates to multiple chapters throughout the text. New sections on Internet of things, and how they relate to smart grids and smart cities, have also been added to the book. It describes the impetus for change in the electric utility industry and discusses the business drivers, benefits, and market outlook of the smart grid initiative. The book identifies the technical framework of enabling technologies and smart solutions and describes the role of technology developments and coordinated standards in smart grid, including various initiatives and organizations helping to drive the smart grid effort. With chapters written by leading experts in the field, the text explains how to plan, integrate, implement, and operate a smart grid.


"It is a great introduction to the Smart Grid, both knowledge and its practice."
― Xiaolin Ge, Black & Veatch, USA

"The first two chapters of this second edition provide an accurate history of how electric grid modernization has progressed in the last 10 – 15 years and lay out the current challenges and opportunities that customers, utilities, regulators, and new entrants to the electric supply and delivery industry are facing. It is helpful that economic, political, policy and business drivers for the changes have been explained."
― Tom Weaver, American Electric Power, USA

About the Author

Stuart Borlase has extensive experience in strategic solution sales and global business growth in the energy and utility industry. Stuart’s experience has included a series of progressively more influential positions with Schneider Electric, General Electric, Siemens, and Wipro Technologies, in both the Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) areas of smart grid modernization and business transformation.

Stuart received his B.Sc.Eng. (Power Engineering) degree from the University of Natal in South Africa, and his M.Eng. (Power Engineering) and D.Eng. (Power Engineering and Business) degrees from Texas A&M University. Stuart is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary) and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary) societies. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer. Stuart is also a GE certified Six Sigma Black Belt.