NORWOOD, MA -- Artech House proudly announces a special book signing event at the Smart Energy International Summit in San Francisco for their recent bestseller The Advanced Smart Grid: Edge Power Driving Sustainability written by leading experts Andres Carvallo and John Cooper.

The signing event will take place on Tuesday evening, October 25th, 2011 at the conference cocktail reception, where books will be available for purchase. Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0).

Professionals gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation.  Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution.

It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

Review excerpts:

“...a timely, comprehensive and insightful overview of the powerful potential that a truly advanced smart grid has…. Carvallo and Cooper deliver a must-read for anyone interested in the promise and capability of these fast-evolving networks.” – Laura Chappelle, Former Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman

“Carvallo and Cooper deliver a practical approach and candid opinions that bring clarity to the advancement of Smart Grid.” – Guido Bartels, Chairman, Global Smart Grid Federation; Former Chairman, Gridwise Alliance

“...the visionary book on smart grids. It is the right book for these times. If you read only one book on the smart grid – you have already picked the right one.” – William R. Moroney, President & Chief Executive Officer, Utilities Telecom Council, Washington, DC

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