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Title: A practical role of smart metering in smart grids development and applications
Author: Lee, Ping Kwong
Awarding Body: City University London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2012
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The thesis explores and presents a practical and potential approach about smart meters in future smart micro grid and power grid applications. Digital electronic meters have been introduced into the markets for quite some time but they are mainly used in power and energy applications. However, they can be further extended and be fully utilized to support the smart power grid and micro grid development. People knew that "smart meters" are typically used for power utilities. However. they can be used as smart interface between power grid and micro grid for multiple sites peak demand response and renewable distributed generation. In this thesis, a practical approach will be introduced from the design to the applications to enhance the energy efficiency of power and micro grids. The smart metering system design architecture from power grid and micro grid will be introduced. Besides, the practical role of smart meters in power quality and energy efficiency application for distributed generation from micro grid will be demonstrated. Future development idea from power quality and energy data mining to expert system will be proposed to enhance the smart grid application as well . Nowadays, many theories are introduced in smart metering system to support smart grid development. In this thesis, the author introduces the smart metering contribution from the practical point of view. It will provide so lid references when engineers try to plan and design their smart micro or power grids. Some of the important points for the system planning and design will be highlighted for future work and consideration. Also, some measurement result from the real applications will be introduced to demonstrate the contributions made to the energy conservation and demand response. Although smart grid is still under discussion, evaluation, development and planning in many countries, the role of smart metering is not clearly defined for recommendation. However, the author implemented few major applications based on the existing infrastructure to conclude that some new areas are proven to be applicable to improve power quality, reliability, demand response and energy efficiency of smart grids.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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