Smart Grid Applications and Developments

  • Daphne Mah
  • Peter Hills
  • Victor O.K. Li
  • Richard Balme

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daphne Mah, Peter Hills, Li Victor O. K., Richard Balme
      Pages 3-20
  3. Technical Characteristics of Smart Grid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Yi Ding, Jacob Østergaard, Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Peter Meibom, Qiuwei Wu
      Pages 47-57
    3. Jin Zhong, Yuqian Song
      Pages 75-93
  4. Stakeholders in Perspectives: Interests, Power and Conflict

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Daphne Mah, Kaboo Po-yi Leung, Peter Hills
      Pages 115-140
    3. Takashi Matsuyama
      Pages 141-163
    4. Michael Valocchi, John Juliano, Allan Schurr
      Pages 165-182
  5. International Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Luigi Vanfretti, Dirk Van Hertem, Jan Ove Gjerde
      Pages 185-220
    3. M. Godoy Simões, R. Roche, E. Kyriakides, S. Suryanarayanan, B. Blunier, K. McBee et al.
      Pages 221-238
    4. Daphne Mah, Johannes Marinus van der Vleuten, Jasper Chi-man Ip, Peter Hills
      Pages 259-277
    5. William Lilley, Luke Reedman, Anthony Szatow
      Pages 303-328
  6. Postscript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Daphne Mah, Peter Hills, Victor O. K. Li, Richard Balme
      Pages 331-337

About this book


‘Smart Grid Applications and Developments’ enriches understanding of today’s energy and climate challenges.  It demonstrates how solutions require not only technological advances, but also political sensitivity; well-informed policy analysis, an improved understanding of stakeholders’ perceptions, and innovative interdisciplinary collaboration.

Providing a holistic and integrated understanding of technology-stakeholder-policy interactions in smart grid technologies, this book focusses on global and Pan-Asian perspectives while offering case studies that illustrate what we can learn from international experiences.

The book is organised into five sections: Part 1 discusses the historical and conceptual aspects of smart grids. Part 2 introduces the technological aspects and showcases the current state of the art. Part 3 explores policy and governance dimensions through the conceptual lens of stakeholders’ perspectives. Part 4 presents a collection of international case studies.

Showcasing state-of-the-art R&D developments and new policy experiences, this book contributes to a better understanding of the governmental, institutional and political challenges concerning smart grids and helps formulate policy recommendations for successful smart grid deployment.


Energy Governance and Policies Global and Asian Perspectives on Energy Policy Historical Context of Smart Grids Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Transformation Stakeholder Perspectives on Sustainable Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Daphne Mah
    • 1
  • Peter Hills
    • 2
  • Victor O.K. Li
    • 3
  • Richard Balme
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.The Kadoorie InstituteThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  4. 4.Paris School of International Affairs and Centre d’Etudes EuropeennesTsinghua UniversityParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6280-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6281-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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