Customized pathway for smart grid development-A case study in Oman

N. Hosseinzadeh, M. Albadi, A. Alhinai, A. Albadi, S. Islam

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A team of researchers at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman in conjunction with the Curtin University of Technology in Australia have studied the current state of the electrical power grid in Oman, and have worked out necessary steps towards developing a smart grid from the current status. The team has made thorough interviews with the main stakeholders of the electricity network and has developed a customized pathway for transition of enterprises from the conventional grid to a smart grid. Some recommendations are made with regard to policies, standards, regulatory framework, and enabling technologies. These recommendations can be considered as the building blocks for creating a roadmap for the transformation of the conventional grid to a smart grid in the Sultanate of Oman. Also, in order to develop and test a grid-connected renewable energy program suitable for residential premises, a microgrid prototype was designed and implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043033
Publication statusPublished - Dec 22 2016
Event2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Nov 28 2016Dec 1 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe


Conference2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2016


  • electricity policies
  • energy management system
  • regulatory framework
  • smart distribution
  • smart grid
  • tariff structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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