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The grid is taken for granted and appears simple. Flip a switch, lights turn on, or phones get charged. But under the covers, the grid is a highly complex system of structures where many forms of energy are converted into electricity that travels at close to the speed to light to its destination where it is converted back into whatever form of energy is needed. This flexibility and speed is what makes the electric grid so important for our society and economy.
As we move forward to address global warming through decarbonization and the proliferation of new distributed energy resources, such as solar and wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart homes and buildings, the electric grid is facing yet another transition. Understanding how we got here provides a foundation for discussions about where we want to go.
I recommend this book to anyone who cares about global warming and the environment but has not been involved in the power industry, or industry folks who just need a quick refresher.
Smart Electric Power Alliance