A Strategic Urban Grid Planning Tool to Improve the Resilience of Smart Grid Networks

Eng Tseng Lau*, Kok Keong Chai, Yue Chen, Alexandr Vasenev

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    Abstract

    The unresponsive and poor resilience of the traditional city architecture may cause instability and failure. Therefore, strategical positioning of new urban electricity or city components do not only make the city more resilient to electricity outages, but also a step towards a greener and a smarter city. Money and resilience are two conflicting goals in this case. In case of blackouts, distributed energy resources can serve critical demand to essential city components such as hospitals, water purification facilities, fire and police stations. In addition, the city level stakeholders may need to envision monetary saving and the overall urban planning resilience related to city component changes. In order to provide decision makers with resilience and monetary information, it is needed to analyze the impact of modifying the city components. This paper introduces a novel tool suitable for this purpose and reports on the validation efforts through a stakeholder workshop. The outcomes indicate that predicted outcomes of two alternative solutions can be analyzed and compared with the assistance of the tool.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems - 6th International Conference, SMARTGREENS 2017, and 3rd International Conference, VEHITS 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsCornel Klein, António Pascoal, Brian Donnellan, Oleg Gusikhin, Markus Helfert
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages150-167
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9783030029067
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2017 - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 22 Apr 201724 Apr 2017
    Conference number: 6
    http://www.smartgreens.org/?y=2017

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Volume921
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2017
    Abbreviated titleSMARTGREENS 2017
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period22/04/1724/04/17
    OtherSMARTGREENS 2017 will be held in conjunction with COMPLEXIS 2017, IoTBDS 2017, CLOSER 2017 and VEHITS 2017
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    Keywords

    • Grid resilience
    • Monetary cost
    • Smart grid
    • Stakeholder workshop
    • System design

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