Comparison of smart grid technologies and progress in the USA and Europe

M. Godoy Simões, R. Roche, E. Kyriakides, S. Suryanarayanan, B. Blunier, K. McBee, P. Nguyen, P. Ribeiro, A. Miraoui

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This work discusses historical and technical events in USA and Europe over the last few years that are aimed at modernizing the electric power grid. The US federal government has ratified the “Smart Grid Initiative” as the official policy for modernizing the electricity grid including unprecedented provisions for timely information and control options to consumers and deployment of “smart” technologies. European countries are unified in researching and developing related technologies through various structures supported by the European Union. This chapter presents the development of smart grids and an analysis of the methodologies, milestones and expected evolutions of grid technologies that will transform society in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
EditorsD. Mah, P. Hills, V.O.K. Li, R. Balme
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4471-6281-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-6280-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


  • Calibration
  • Control
  • Distributed generation
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Nuclear measurements
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems
  • Production facilities
  • Protocols
  • Sensor phenomena and characterization
  • Sensor systems
  • Smart grid
  • Smart metering
  • Storage
  • Temperature measurement
  • Temperature sensors
  • Wireless sensor networks


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