Introduction and Overview

Daphne Ngar-yin Mah*, Peter Hills, Victor O.K. Li, Richard Balme

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    The policy challenges associated with global warming the prospect of increasingly expensive fossil fuels, and the recent re-emergence of serious concerns about the safety of nuclear power after the Fukushima accident in Japan are encouraging many western and Asian economies to develop smart grids (SGs) as a component of their energy policy portfolios. This introductory chapter first discusses the evolving definitions of SGs, and the five major applications of these technologies. We will then provide an energy sector outlook, highlighting the major energy developments in the near future that may affect SG deployment. We will conclude with an overview of the objectives and structure of the book.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart Grid Applications and Developments
    EditorsDaphne Mah, Peter Hills, Victor O.K. Li, Richard Balme
    PublisherSpringer London
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9781447162810
    ISBN (Print)9781447162803, 9781447170723
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2014

    Publication series

    NameGreen Energy and Technology
    ISSN (Print)1865-3529
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Arena
    • Coherence
    • Europe
    • Meso
    • OECD


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