Comprehensive Assessment of Electric Drive Vehicles; Smart Grid Security and Wireless Network Reliability
PISCATAWAY, N.J. July 21, 2011 Proceedings of the IEEE
According to authors of this 13-article report, there is still a lot to be accomplished in three dominant areas: governmental policies at both federal and state levels, customer efficiency needs and new intelligent computer software and hardware technologies.
In an article on (EVs), "Vehicle Electrification: Status and Issues," the authors concede while automakers recognize that electric vehicles are critical to the future of the industry, widespread consumer adoption of EVs is inhibited not only by actual costs but perception of costs.
Other EV issues which need to be addressed include best practices for extraction and mining of rare earths and lithium; development and deployment of EV technologies; standardization of industry protocols of plugs and chargers; deployment of charging infrastructure; public education and national and global political will for the adoption of smart grid technology and renewable energy sources.
George W. Arnold
In "High Assurance Smart Grid: A Three-Part Model For Smart Grid Control Systems," the authors admit that there is no single solution to Smart Grid Cyber-security. "Rather, it’s only through a combined approach can grid control systems be sufficiently engineered."
According to the authors, the electric service reliability that defines a multi-level framework and for architecture to be used throughout the electrical system, a High-Assurance Smart Grid architecture that is both an architectural approach and an aspirational goal is required.