What’s the Smart Grid?

May 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm 2 comments

Everyone is talking about it, but what is it? We’ve read every article and reviewed every report. Our conclusion is this Smart Grid definition:

The Smart Grid is an electricity transmission and distribution network with a parallel communications network and digital meters, sensors, and controllers that enables utilities to use renewable energy sources and reduce outages while empowering consumers with pricing choices, detailed information, and automated appliances to save money, energy, and carbon emissions.

Smart metering is a key element of the Smart Grid, automating the utility’s point of sale and providing the detailed energy usage and power quality data needed to achieve the full range of Smart Grid benefits.

– Chris King

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Entry filed under: Chris King, eMeter General, Smart Grid.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Laurence Daniels  |  July 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Good definition. I have one that is not as detailed but close:

    Smart grid: an electrical infrastructure equipped with a communications network that allows utility companies and consumers to optimize the delivery and usage of electricity.

  • 2. may  |  January 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Smart-grid is essential just like a good highway system. I hope that people become more attractive to that idea and want their tax money go towards these projects. Thanks for the great post, because I know lots of people are still asking that questions.

    Regards,

    May

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