The “last mile” can make or break the smart grid

July 12, 2011 at 8:15 am

The “last mile” may be the most important part of the smart grid. It’s what enables real-time management of energy generation, distribution, usage, and efficiency. This last mile comprises the devices, systems, and processes where utilities and consumers come together. This is where the balance between supply and demand gets optimized across the power grid.

This won’t just reshape the grid — it will redefine what utilities are and what they do…

Full post (by Alicia Carrasco): How the “last mile” can make or break the smart grid

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Entry filed under: consumer benefits, demand response, Reliability, smart energy demand, Smart Grid, smart grid benefits, Smart Meters, Utilities.

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