The Changing Electric System Architecture

12 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010

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Lynne Holt

University of Florida - Public Utility Research Center

Theodore Kury

University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center

Sanford V. Berg

University of Florida - Department of Economics

Mark A Jamison

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Most electric utilities still rely on “dumb grid” technology to meet and manage load. Yet the passage of the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) has provided greater visibility for smart meters, an essential component of smart grid systems. Increasing federal support through the provision of $4 billion in matching fund grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Stimulus Act) is expected to further smart grid development, as well as smart grid storage, monitoring, and technology viability. Despite the attention it has received to date, the term “smart grid” remains nebulous. While most market participants have a clear vision of what “smart grid” means to them, any three people are unlikely to have the same vision. For our purposes, we refer to “smart grid” as an electric transmission and distribution system where two-way communication exists between the source and the sink for the electricity.

Suggested Citation

Holt, Lynne W. and Kury, Theodore and Berg, Sanford V. and Jamison, Mark A., The Changing Electric System Architecture (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1534728 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1534728

Lynne W. Holt

University of Florida - Public Utility Research Center ( email )

Gainesville, FL 32611
United States
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Theodore Kury

University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center ( email )

University of Florida, 205 Matherly Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7142
United States

Sanford V. Berg

University of Florida - Department of Economics ( email )

Gainesville, FL 32611-7140
United States
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352-392-7796 (Fax)

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Mark A. Jamison (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center ( email )

PO Box 117142
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States
352-392-6148 (Phone)
352-392-7796 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://warrington.ufl.edu/purc/facultyinfo.asp?WEBID=1217

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