Smart grid

Dawood Al Abri*, Arif S. Malik, Mohammed Albadi, Yassine Charabi, Nasser Hosseinzadeh

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)


Smart grid holds a great promise for a cleaner, more efficient power; healthier air; and lower greenhouse gas emissions. A smart grid vastly improves energy efficiency and is already revolutionizing our energy future. A smart power grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using digital technology with two-way communication to control appliances at consumers’ homes to save energy, reduce cost, and increase reliability and transparency. A smart grid includes an intelligent monitoring system that keeps track of all electricity flowing in the system. It also incorporates the capability of integrating renewable electricity, such as solar and wind, at the consumer end. For houses equipped with solar panels and/or wind turbines, the goal is for them to consume no more energy than they produce and to produce net zero carbon emissions. The future with smart grid may look like a lot of distributed “green” generation at the consumer end replacing the conventional generation and thus easing its way to more sustainable future energy needs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9783319144092
ISBN (Print)9783319144085
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Attacks
  • Cloud computing
  • Communication
  • Cost-benefit Evaluation
  • DASH7
  • Demand response
  • Demand-side management
  • Digital subscriber line
  • Distributed generation
  • Distribution
  • Geographical information system
  • Networking
  • Power plants
  • Power-line communication
  • Privacy
  • Real-time pricing
  • Renewable energy
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Security
  • Smart grid
  • Smart grid maturity models
  • Transmission
  • WiFi
  • Z-Wave
  • ZigBee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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