Smart Grid- What is it?


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The Smart Grid

Our current electric grid was built in the 1890s and improved upon as technology advanced through each decade. Today, it consists of more than 9,200 electric generating units with more than 1 million megawatts of generating capacity connected to more than 300,000 miles of transmission lines. Although the electric grid is considered an engineering marvel, we are stretching its patchwork nature to its capacity. To move forward, we need…Learn more>>

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– What Makes a Grid “Smart?”

– What does a Smart Grid do?

– Giving Consumers Control

– Building and Testing the Smart Grid

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SMART GRID BRINGS U.S. POWER INTO 21ST CENTURY

In the era of smartphones and touchscreens, our nation’s century-old power grid is ripe for an upgrade…Learn more>>  edf.org

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SMART GRID 101

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SMART GRID

Smart grid is a generic label for the application of computer intelligence and networking abilities to a dumb electricity distribution system. Smart grid initiatives seek to improve operations, maintenance and planning by making sure that each component of the electric grid can both ‘talk’ and ‘listen’. Another major component of smart grid technology is automation.

In many places, a power company will…Read more>>  whatis.techtarget.com

 

SMART GRID

Today’s electrical networks are evolving into Smart Grids. SmartGrids are an intelligent electrical network with two-way flow of energy and real-time information between power generation, grid operators and consumers.

This innovative technology allows for better integration of renewable energies and more efficient electrical transmission across the whole energy grid.

Alstom Grid is at the heart of this Smart Grid revolution, with solutions combining its key technologies to provide immediate benefits to energy producers, utilities, industries and end-users… Learn more>>   gegridsolutions.com

SMART GRID

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SMART GRID- what gov   …Much in the way that a “smart” phone these days means a phone with a computer in it, smart grid means “computerizing” the electric utility grid. It includes adding two-way digital communication technology to devices associated with the grid. Each device on the network can be given sensors to gather data (power meters, voltage sensors, fault detectors, etc.), plus two-way digital communication between…Read more>>   energy.gov

 

PATTY DURAND ON THE NEXT, NEXT THING IN SMART GRID

By Barbara Vergetis Lundin / July 7, 2015

…”At a time when more than 50 percent of consumers have never heard the terms ‘smart grid’ or ‘smart meter,’ the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has designed an infographic illustrating “the smart grid journey as the next modern human innovation in technology.”…Continue reading>>    smartgridnews.com

 

 

 

 

International Electrotechnical Commission

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SMART- WHAT IEC     Electric energy is the ultimate just-in-time product. It needs to be used the moment it is generated and must be supplied continuously. Today’s Grids are deeply rooted in technology that was modern more than 100 years ago, long before the first micro chip. Most Smart Grid Project managers are now charged with updating those legacy systems. And the big question is how….Read more>>    iec.ch

 

ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

A Smart Grid is one that incorporates information and communications technology into every aspect of electricity generation, delivery and consumption in order to minimize environmental impact, enhance markets, improve reliability and service, and reduce costs and improve efficiency…Read more>>    smartgrid.epri.com