The Many Meanings of 'Smart Grid'
5 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2013
Date Written: July 1, 2009
America seems to have decided that a "smart grid" is what we need to solve the problems of our electric power system. But, what exactly is a "smart grid"? The answer is that it is many different things. Some of the things that get talked about are relatively inexpensive and can go a long way toward solving key problems. Others will likely be very expensive, and at this stage may better be left to the realm of research.
Keywords: smart grid, meter reading, distribution system, transmission systems, pricing, communications network
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