TY - CHAP A1 - Fernando Vaca-Urbano A2 - Manuel S. Alvarez-Alvarado A3 - Angel A. Recalde A4 - FĂ©lix Moncayo-Rea ED1 - Alfredo Vaccaro ED2 - Ahmed Faheem Zobaa ED3 - Prabhakar Karthikeyan Shanmugam ED4 - Kannaiah Sathish Kumar Y1 - 2020-01-15 PY - 2020 T1 - Solid-State Transformer for Energy Efficiency Enhancement N2 - This book introduces the most promising enabling technologies and methodologies for smart grids. It not only focuses on technological breakthroughs and roadmaps in implementing these technologies, but also presents the much-needed sharing of best practices, demonstrating the potential role of smart grid functions in improving the technical, economic, and environmental performance of modern power distribution systems. This can be achieved by allowing for massive pervasion of dispersed generating units, increasing the hosting capacity of renewable power generators, reducing active power losses and atmospheric emissions, and improving system flexibility. BT - Research Trends and Challenges in Smart Grids SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.84345 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.84345 SN - 978-1-78923-892-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-22 ER -