Scanning the Issue Smart Grid: The Electric Energy System of the Future
This is an editorial article for a special issue on smart grid. The main objective is to report on some, if not all, of smart grid future technical challenges. While acknowledging its limited coverage, this issue offers a wide range of interesting contributions by well-known researchers in the field. The editorial article consists of two parts. For the benefit of readers, the first part provides a description of the current conventional electric energy system. It then identifies areas that must change in order to provide the intelligence and control necessary to convert to the safe, secure, and efficient Smart Grid of the future. The second part of the article provides an overview of all the contributions to this special issue.