Smart grid stocking stuffer: The "just right" smart grid book
By Jesse Berst
Goldilocks would have approved this smart grid book. You remember when Goldilocks visited the house of the Three Bears, right? She had trouble getting her porridge, her chair and her borrowed bed just right.
But she would have approved of Mani Vadari's new book, Electric System Operations: Evolving to the Modern Grid. Some smart grid primers are too simplistic. Some are too complex. Electric System Operations is just right -- easy enough for beginners, but meaty enough for experienced personnel.
After beginning with a thorough introduction to power systems, the book covers all the many areas that affect power systems operations, including energy management systems, distribution management systems, outage management systems, and more.
In addition to providing a much-needed "primer for grown-ups," the book goes a step further. In most chapters, for instance, it explains the key components of that particular subsystem and goes on to predict future trends - useful, unbiased information for any utility bombarded by conflicting vendor claims.
Vadari holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He helped to pioneer the smart grid during executive-levels stints with Battelle Energy, Accenture and (the company now known as) Alstom Grid.
You can purchase the book through SGN's Amazon store.
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Jesse Berst is the founder and chief analyst of Smart Grid News.com, the industry's oldest and largest smart grid site. A frequent keynoter at industry events in the U.S. and abroad, he also serves on advisory committees for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Institute for Electric Efficiency. He often provides strategic consulting to large corporations and venture-backed startups. He is a member of the advisory boards of GridGlo and Calico Energy Services.