Developments to smart grid frameworks are needed to further investigate ways in which was can solve new energy related challenges for today’s society.
This includes but is not limited to; energy water nexus, energy-water-food nexus, and the energy trilemma of reliability, sustainability and affordability.
Smart Grids welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Smart Grids, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Abstract: This white paper details the dramatic growth in residential solar PV systems and discusses utility operational and business model challenges associated with these technologies.
The paper describes factors that explain past and future growth in PV installations including forecasts from the Consortiums Utility Solar PV Forecasting Model that shows a 60 percent nationwide increase in residential solar PV over the next year-and-a-half.Apart from this, there is a necessity to manage the demand supply gap in the smart grid by optimally scheduling the generators or by effectively scheduling the demand side resources instead of going for the traditional methods like partial or full load shedding.This paper presents an overview on the present state-of-the-art of smart grid technologies and broadly classifies the papers referred into two major areas, papers based on improvement of operational efficiency in smart grids and papers based on smartness in maintaining the demand supply gap.Develop and continually revise specific customer engagement DR objectives.Use these objectives to guide activities in step 2. Evaluate, identify and initiate programs/technology applications that can most cost-effectively meet the objectives in step 1. Identify potential DR end-use targets (e.g., AC, water heating) based on contributions to system load reductions, required incentives and avoided costs characteristics b.For example, programmable communicating thermostats that communicate with the utility via Wi Fi and the internet provide nearly all the functionality of AMI-based systems.Interestingly, these programs can be extremely cost-effective with their ability to target high-value customers.Many customer engagement programs can significantly boost returns by revisiting objectives and revising technology and program choices to more effectively match top down requirements and bottom up capabilities.The Consortiums customer engagement DR roadmap includes four steps: 1..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded .