This book, authored by Ken Budka, Jayant Deshpande, and Marina Thottan, presents an application-centric approach to the development of smart grid communication architecture and network transformation. The coverage includes in-depth reviews of both the traditional utility applications and new and evolving Smart Grid applications. Providing detailed insights derived from the authors’ pivotal work on smart grid communications and extensive consulting (Bell Labs Advisory Services) experience, the book explains how electric power companies can transform their networks to best meet the challenges of tomorrow’s Smart Grids. The book further helps position Nokia Bell Labs as a thought leader in mission-critical solutions for utilities and helps speed our customers’ transition to IP/MPLS-based communications networks. The book is published by Springer.