Introduction to Smart Grids

  • Hongwei Li
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


Lack of effective real-time diagnosis and healing, the traditional power grid is sporadically suffering from failures and blackouts. For example, on August 14, 2003, power system outage affected large portions of the north eastern U.S. and Canada, which ultimately caused a $6 billion loss in economic revenue [1]. Recently, smart grids have emerged as a promising solution to the next generation power grid system 2]. It utilizes information and communications technology to gather and act on information, such as the behavior of suppliers and consumers in an automated fashion to improve the reliability, efficiency, economics, and sustainability of the generation and distribution of electricity [3].


Smart Grid Authentication Scheme Demand Response Privacy Preservation Homomorphic Encryption 
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  • Hongwei Li
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  1. 1.University of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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