Energy Internet of the Future; Power grids, the skeleton built a century ago, the world's most gigantic machines…
The rest are innovations built on an outdated infrastructure. When we think about the past century, perhaps we're experiencing the times when our energy usage habits are most difficult for grids. So much so that even in our networks with 99.9% relily, instant power outages cost millions of pounds.
Let's remember that electricity is very expensive to store, it should be used as soon as it is produced. The only way to balance the growing population and energy needs seems to be to build more power generation stations.
So how accurate is this approach? I'll try to clarify that later in the article.
Energy Internet of the Future : Smart grids
The smart grid is an in-contact energy network that is achieved by designing all points in the power grid to be connected with any system, including awake, responsive, adaptive, environmentally friendly, concurrent, flexible, powerful and renewable energy sources.
Smart grids will create an environmental system that can feel overloads with real-time communication infrastructure, regulat energy flow aspects, optimize the use of renewable energy sources and reduce user costs.
Why do we need smart networks?
Are smart networks a need? Here are 4 great reasons:
1) Reliability : Our current complex networks include thousands of substations and cutters connecting power generation lines to buildings. As it is known, the energy demand of buildings changes greatly over time.Networks, on the other hand, are very sensitive to this power violence and timing changes.A local fault can reach exponentially large dimensions. To prevent this, artificially intelligence systems are needed that self-onamating without human intervention, i.e. diagnosing and isolating problems in real time.
2) Double-sided Interactivity : Our already working networks allow the unilateral flow of energy. Users' energy consumption and production can not be monitored in real time.This obsess always energizes energy production companies to produce above capacity in order to guarantee enough energy stock to be needed. The extra electricity heats up space except for a few peaks of use. Smart grids will be able to control energy demand with instant adjustments by contacting each building or even with each device, thereby guaranteeing supply while at the same time maximiing energy efficiency.
3) Flexible Transmission-distribution line : Our energy network is built according to large-scale thermal power plants that must be continuously ized to meet demand. The main real energy resources based in the mid-1900s are unlimited and energy inefficiency is acceptable. Today, it is not possible to accept this judgment. Global warming concerns have triggered orientation to renewable energy sources, which has forced the grid to operating in line with geographically distributed power generation plants rather than the center. To prevent electrical transmission losses over long distances, energy must be consumed where it is produced and stored for future use in case of over-production.
4) Energy Highway : It is now impossible to think of the energy network of the states separately from its neighbors. In the inconsory network, each energy network has to run stable, both in-house and with other networks. So much so that a failure in a county can cause a power outage in the neighboring country. When we think about Turkey's position, it requires it to be an energy highway between east-west, north-south, strengthening its network.
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