Distributed Design of Smart Grids for Large-Scalability and Evolution

  • Tomonori SadamotoEmail author
  • Takayuki Ishizaki
  • Jun-ichi ImuraEmail author
Part of the Power Electronics and Power Systems book series (PEPS)


Due to the massive complexity and organizational differences of future power grids, the notion of distributed design becomes more significant in a near future. The distributed design is a new notion of system design in which we individually design local subsystems and independently connect each of them to a preexisting system. In this article, we discuss challenges and opportunities for solving problems of the distributed design of smart grids so that they are flexible to incorporate regional and organizational differences, resilient to undesirable incidents, and able to facilitate addition and modifications of grid components.


Distributed design Controllability Interoperability Resiliency Power system evolution Plug-and-play capability 



This work was supported by JST CREST Grant Number JPMJCR15K1, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems and Control Engineering, School of EngineeringTokyo Institute of Technology, and Japan Science and Technology Agency, CRESTTokyoJapan

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