Submitted Successfully!
To reward your contribution, here is a gift for you: A free trial for our video production service.
Thank you for your contribution! You can also upload a video entry or images related to this topic.
Version Summary Created by Modification Content Size Created at Operation
1 Modern power systems + 414 word(s) 414 2020-08-04 04:49:23 |
2 format correct Meta information modification 414 2020-08-06 04:12:46 | |
3 format correct + 1 word(s) 415 2020-10-26 10:46:51 |

Video Upload Options

Do you have a full video?


Are you sure to Delete?
If you have any further questions, please contact Encyclopedia Editorial Office.
Navon, A.; Ben Yosef, G.; Machlev, R.; Shapira, S.; Roy Chowdhury, N.; Belikov, J.; Orda, A.; Levron, Y. Modern Power Systems. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 18 June 2024).
Navon A, Ben Yosef G, Machlev R, Shapira S, Roy Chowdhury N, Belikov J, et al. Modern Power Systems. Encyclopedia. Available at: Accessed June 18, 2024.
Navon, Aviad, Gefen Ben Yosef, Ram Machlev, Shmuel Shapira, Nilanjan Roy Chowdhury, Juri Belikov, Ariel Orda, Yoash Levron. "Modern Power Systems" Encyclopedia, (accessed June 18, 2024).
Navon, A., Ben Yosef, G., Machlev, R., Shapira, S., Roy Chowdhury, N., Belikov, J., Orda, A., & Levron, Y. (2020, August 05). Modern Power Systems. In Encyclopedia.
Navon, Aviad, et al. "Modern Power Systems." Encyclopedia. Web. 05 August, 2020.
Modern Power Systems

Modern power systems include various technological innovations such as distributed renewable energy sources, energy storage devices, electric vehicle charging stations and advanced communication systems. Since many of these components are owned and managed by private entities, the planning and management of modern power systems is gradually changing, and is becoming a great challenge for utility companies and regulators. 

Power systems Renewable energy sources Energy storage Electric vehicles

1. Introduction

Power systems are going through a transformative change due to the penetration of new disruptive technologies. This transformation, which is sometimes referred to as ‘The Energy Transition’, mainly refers to two major changes: the increasing integration of renewable energy sources and the increasing use of electric vehicles [1][2]. Legacy electric grids were not planned with these technological innovations in mind, so they have to significantly change in order to support them [3][4][5]. Furthermore, these technologies can be purchased and managed by any citizen; hence, the way they will develop depends on the opinions of many people. For example, they may be integrated in a centralized manner by big companies or crowd funding, or in a distributed small scale manner in residential areas. As a result, the private sector is becoming a key player in the energy market, and its influence on the development of electrical grids is gradually growing. Consequently, electric utilities and governments that have worked in a centralized manner for over a century have to fundamentally change the ways they plan and operate the electric grid, and they need to find new ways to predict and control the behavior of multiple entities operating within a single system.

2. Current Status

The research community currently understand quite well the behavior of each player in the power system, be it a grid operator, a consumer, an energy source, or a storage system. Yet, recent studies show that the interactions among these players are at least as important as the individual behavior of each of them [6][7]. The current approach of most studies is to forecast the development of power systems by solving optimization problems from the perspective of one entity with unlimited knowledge and control span [8][9][10][11][12]. While this approach might have been relevant for many years, it is gradually becoming unrealistic due to the decentralization and deregulation of the energy market. A major challenge is therefore to predict the development of a power system, taking into account the different objectives of the many players. This can be done, for example, based on game theory, which studies strategic interaction among rational players.


  1. Leach, G. The energy transition. Energy Policy 1992, 20, 116–123.
  2. Strauch, Y. Beyond the low-carbon niche: Global tipping points in the rise of wind, solar, and electric vehicles to regime scale systems. Energy Res. Soc. Sci. 2020, 62, 101364.
  3. Klessmann, C.; Held, A.; Rathmann, M.; Ragwitz, M. Status and perspectives of renewable energy policy and deployment in the European Union—What is needed to reach the 2020 targets? Energy Policy 2011, 39, 7637–7657.
  4. Huang, Y.W.; Kittner, N.; Kammen, D.M. ASEAN grid flexibility: Preparedness for grid integration of renewable energy. Energy Policy 2019, 128, 711–726.
  5. Zhang, Y.; Chen, J.; Cai, L.; Pan, J. Expanding EV Charging Networks Considering Transportation Pattern and Power Supply Limit. IEEE Trans. Smart Grid 2019, 10, 6332–6342.
  6. Soares, J.; Pinto, T.; Lezama, F.; Morais, H. Survey on Complex Optimization and Simulation for the New Power Systems Paradigm. Complexity 2018, 2018, 1–32. Quijano, N.; Ocampo-Martinez, C.; Barreiro-Gomez, J.; Obando, G.; Pantoja, A.; Mojica-Nava, E. The Role of Population Games and Evolutionary Dynamics in Distributed Control Systems: The Advantages of Evolutionary Game Theory. IEEE Control Syst. 2017, 37, 70–97.
  7. Gholizad, A.; Ahmadi, L.; Hassannayebi, E.; Memarpour, M.; Shakibayifar, M. A System Dynamics Model for the Analysis of the Deregulation in Electricity Market. Int. J. Syst. Dyn. Appl. 2017, 6, 1–30.
  8. Weitemeyer, S.; Kleinhans, D.; Siemer, L.; Agert, C. Optimal combination of energy storages for prospective power supply systems based on Renewable Energy Sources. J. Energy Storage 2018, 20, 581–589.
  9. Child, M.; Bogdanov, D.; Breyer, C. The role of storage technologies for the transition to a 100% renewable energy system in Europe. Energy Procedia 2018, 155, 44–60.
  10. Haas, J.; Cebulla, F.; Nowak, W.; Rahmann, C.; Palma-Behnke, R. A multi-service approach for planning the optimal mix of energy storage technologies in a fully-renewable power supply. Energy Convers. Manag. 2018, 178, 355–368.
  11. Limpens, G.; Jeanmart, H. Electricity storage needs for the energy transition: An EROI based analysis illustrated by the case of Belgium. Energy 2018, 152, 960–973.
  12. Esteban, M.; Zhang, Q.; Utama, A. Estimation of the energy storage requirement of a future 100% renewable energy system in Japan. Energy Policy 2012, 47, 22–31.
Contributors MDPI registered users' name will be linked to their SciProfiles pages. To register with us, please refer to : , , , , , , ,
View Times: 3.3K
Revisions: 3 times (View History)
Update Date: 16 Jun 2021
Video Production Service