Since the inception of LIINES, research in smart power grids has been a fundamental theme. One important concept advocated by this work is power grid enterprise control; where the multiple layers of power operations and control are assessed and designed not just individually but together in a holistic fashion. In the 2013 September Edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, Prof. Amro M. Farid continues his advocacy of Power Grid Enterprise control.
Further publication on the topic can be found on the LIINES Website under the Smart Power Grids research page.
LIINES Website: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu