Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Systems Projects
Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education of Future Smart and
Renewable Energy Systems
|1. Modern Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education of Future Smart and Renewable Energy Systems , CNS-1059265, (Research Grant),|
Today's electric power grid is experiencing a significant transformation because of rapid developments in renewable energy and smart grid technologies. This transition inevitably demands significant transformative research on many rapidly arising issues while the operation, stability, and reliability of the existing power grid is not affected.
This project supports the acquisition of a modern real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation system to advance smart grid and renewable energy technologies. The project will model smart grid components in a multi-disciplinary manner and investigate the interoperability characteristics of renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, and "smart" loads within a smart microgrid framework. The project will result in advanced computational technologies efficient for simulation-based study of both long- and short-term dynamics of future 'mixed system' and 'mixed signal' power grid configurations. At the same time, the project will examine how to integrate energy and intelligent-agent-based computing and communication systems within a decentralized electric power grid.
The project will enhance the development of advanced technologies for the future smart power grid, reduce energy-related emissions, improve energy efficiency of all economic sectors, and strengthen the technological lead for the United States in the advanced computing and energy fields. The project will attract and retain more minority and female students to the computational energy system program and educate young engineers and scientists to meet the rapid developments in energy and cyber technology for the 21st century.
The University of Alabama
PI: Prof. Shuhui Li
Co-PI: Prof. Yang Xiao
Co-PI: Prof. Timothy Haskew
Co-PI: Prof. Susan Burkett
Co-PI: Prof. Keith Williams
|Publications (accepted and published)|
Y. Xiao, eds., “Security and Privacy in Smart Grids,” CRC, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN-10: 1439877831, ISBN-13: 978-1439877838, 2012, in press.
Y. Xiao, eds., “Communication and Networking in Smart Grids,” CRC, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN-10: 1439878730, ISBN-13: 978-1439878736, 2012.
J. Liu, "Accountability in Smart Grid and Medical Sensor Network," Dissertation, The University of Alabama, 2013.
H. Zheng, S. Li, T. A. Haskew, and Y. Xiao, "Impact of uneven shading and bypass diodes on energy extraction characteristics of solar photovoltaic modules and arrays," International Journal of Sustainable Energy, accepted. DOI:10.1080/14786451.2012.709857
J. Liu, Y. Xiao, and J. Gao, “Achieving Accountability in Smart Grids,” IEEE Systems Journal, accepted, 2013.
J. Gao, J. Liu, B. Rajan, R. Nori, B. Fu, Y. Xiao, W. Liang, and C. L. P. Chen, "SCADA Communication and Security Issues," (Wiley Journal of) Security and Communication Networks, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/sec.698
Z. Xiao, Y. Xiao, and D. Du, "Non-repudiation in Neighborhood Area Networks for Smart Grid," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 18-26, Jan. 2013.
Z. Xiao, Y. Xiao, and D. Du, "Exploring Malicious Meter Inspection in Neighborhood Area Smart Grids," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 4, No. 1, Mar. 2013, pp. 214-226. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2012.2229397.
Z. Xiao, N. Kathiresshan, and Y. Xiao, "A Survey of Accountability in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems," (Wiley Journal of) Security and Communication Networks, accepted.
J. Liu, Y. Xiao, S. Li, W. Liang, C. L. P. Chen, "Cyber Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Grids," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 14, NO. 4, pp. 981 - 997, Fourth Quarter 2012. DOI: 10.1109/SURV.2011.122111.00145
J. Gao, Y. Xiao, J. Liu, W. Liang, and C. L. P. Chen, “A Survey of Communication/Networking in Smart Grids," (Elsevier) Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 28, No. 2, Feb. 2012, pp. 391–404. DOI:10.1016/j.future.2011.04.014
Y. Xiao, "Editorial," International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN), special issue on Security and Privacy in Smart Grid, Vol. 6, No.1, pp. 1 - 1, 2011.
J. Liu and Y. Xiao, "An Accountable Neighborhood Area Network in Smart Grids," Proceedings of EMC 2012, pp 171-178.
Z. Xiao, Y. Xiao, and D. Du, "Building Accountable Smart Grids in Neighborhood Area Networks," Proceeding of The IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2011 (IEEE GLOBECOM 2011), accepted.
J. Liu, Y. Xiao, and J. Gao, "Accountability in Smart Grids," IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2011 (IEEE CCNC 2011), Smart Grids Special Session, pp. 1166 – 1170.
A. Smith and Y. Xiao, "Smart Grids," Communication and Networking in Smart Grids, “Communication and Networking in Smart Grids,” CRC, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN-10: 1439878730, ISBN-13: 978-1439878736, 2012, Chapter 1, pp. 3-18.