Comprehensive smart grid planning in a regulated utility environment

Matthew Turner, Yuan Liao, Yan Du

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Abstract

This paper presents the tools and exercises used during the Kentucky Smart Grid Roadmap Initiative in a collaborative electric grid planning process involving state regulators, public utilities, academic institutions, and private interest groups. The mandate of the initiative was to assess the existing condition of smart grid deployments in Kentucky, to enhance understanding of smart grid concepts by stakeholders, and to develop a roadmap for the deployment of smart grid technologies by the jurisdictional utilities of Kentucky. Through involvement of many important stakeholder groups, the resultant Smart Grid Deployment Roadmap proposes an aggressive yet achievable strategy and timetable designed to promote enhanced availability, security, efficiency, reliability, affordability, sustainability and safety of the electricity supply throughout the state while maintaining Kentucky's nationally competitive electricity rates. The models and methods developed for this exercise can be utilized as a systematic process for the planning of coordinated smart grid deployments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-279
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 by De Gruyter.

Keywords

  • AMI
  • collaborative systems planning
  • power system planning
  • smart grid planning
  • smart grid roadmap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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