An Advanced Approuch: One Holistic Vision of the Future Energy Systems
New Approaches in Engineering Research Vol. 15,
30 September 2021
The aging energy infrastructure, politically controlled fossil resources, the rise of renewable technologies, the geographical distribution feature of renewable energy, climate change exigencies, the increase in domestic electricity consumption have forced the power industry to examine the status and health of the electrical systems. The advancements in real-time processing and computing power made searching for new approach regarding energy systems possible. Some former solutions are partial, exceeded, or unclear like smart grid, enernet, and microgrid. In our turn, we proposed another view to the energy systems and, at the same time, a holistic vision, and an analogy with the autonomous functioning of the biological cells. In our view, the energy systems must be thought firstly as part of the nature; secondly the system must be conceived as a whole that includes consumers, generators, storage facilities, metering infrastructures, grids and rules; thirdly, to get safety and efficiency it must be modular/cellular and able to do its best as well as part of an ensemble as well as stand alone. To achieve this final require we have made an analogy with the DNA of the biological cell, and the result are the so-called Intelligent Energy Cells/Systems. Because the arrival of carbon-free energy in the future will be done through the massive use of solar energy, the advantages of this intermittent and fluctuating energy are presented, too.
- Energy systems
- intelligent systems
- cell structure