This chapter contains sections titled:

• Introduction to Smart Grid Pathway Design

• Barriers and Solutions to Smart Grid Development

• Solution Pathways for Designing Smart Grid Using Advanced Optimization and Control Techniques for Selection Functions

• General Level Automation

• Bulk Power Systems Automation of the Smart Grid at Transmission Level

• Distribution System Automation Requirement of the Power Grid

• End User/Appliance Level of the Smart Grid

• Applications for Adaptive Control and Optimization

• Summary

• References