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Survey of Smart Grid Concepts and Technological Demonstrations Worldwide Emphasizing on the Oman Perspective

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud, Muscat 123, Oman
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Department of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering, University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, Honolulu, HI 96844, USA
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Department of Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy, College of Engineering, Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA
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Oregon Renewable Energy Center (OREC), Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA
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Appl. Syst. Innov. 2020, 3(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/asi3010005
Received: 29 November 2019 / Revised: 23 December 2019 / Accepted: 25 December 2019 / Published: 12 January 2020
The Smart Grid (SG) is considered as an imminent future power network because of its fault identification and self-healing capabilities. Energy sustainability, renewable energy integration and an efficient control system are the key factors to be considered in developing SG system. Among various SG concepts, the term virtual power plant (VPP) integrates renewable energy to the grid and provides higher operational flexibility, but it requires extra capital costs for control system and software. The operational activities of a smart grid largely depend on the active customer demands. This paper defines and discusses various SG system concepts such as virtual power plant, and active demand in consumer networks, and also presents drivers and roadmaps for development of smart grids worldwide. Furthermore, this work provides an insight into present research and development on smart grids around the world, and sheds light on developing and establishing SG for the Sultanate of Oman. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grid; energy sustainability; drivers and roadmaps; efficient power system; smart grid in Oman smart grid; energy sustainability; drivers and roadmaps; efficient power system; smart grid in Oman
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Al-Badi, A.H.; Ahshan, R.; Hosseinzadeh, N.; Ghorbani, R.; Hossain, E. Survey of Smart Grid Concepts and Technological Demonstrations Worldwide Emphasizing on the Oman Perspective. Appl. Syst. Innov. 2020, 3, 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/asi3010005

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Al-Badi AH, Ahshan R, Hosseinzadeh N, Ghorbani R, Hossain E. Survey of Smart Grid Concepts and Technological Demonstrations Worldwide Emphasizing on the Oman Perspective. Applied System Innovation. 2020; 3(1):5. https://doi.org/10.3390/asi3010005

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Al-Badi, Abdullah H.; Ahshan, Razzaqul; Hosseinzadeh, Nasser; Ghorbani, Reza; Hossain, Eklas. 2020. "Survey of Smart Grid Concepts and Technological Demonstrations Worldwide Emphasizing on the Oman Perspective" Appl. Syst. Innov. 3, no. 1: 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/asi3010005

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