INVESTIGATIONS ON CONSPICUOUS AREAS IN INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES WITH SMART GRID
The electric industry is poised to make the transformation from a centralized, producer-controlled network to one that is less centralized and more consumer-interactive. The move to a smarter grid promises to change the industrys entire business model and its relationship with all stakeholders, involving and affecting utilities, regulators, energy service providers, technology and automation vendors and all consumers of electric power. However, there are several issues which affect the performance of the smart grid. Some of the issues are briefly presented, but the emphasis is on integration of renewable energy sources control strategies. Energy harvesting as one of the sources of energy in Smart grid is found to be the most reliable, and this review is about green energy sources for this topology. The energy management schemes are designed for efficient use of harvested energy.