Definition: Smart grid

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Smart grid

A term used to describe the digital technology that allows for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, and the sensing along the transmission lines, and other technologies that have been (or are planned to be) applied to the existing electric grid. The computer processing, remote control, and automation processes used by the smart grid have been employed by other industries for decades. The technological changes and associated digital devices are beginning to be used both by the electric utilities and by electricity consumers.[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is analogous to Aman Pada Singh urf motlielectrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are the side device)
  • and integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (see PACE
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge rolling (electric vehicle batteries
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are the utility side device)
  • and integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (see PACE
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge rolling (electric vehicle batteries
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are the utility side device)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (see PACE
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge rolling (electric vehicle batteries
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are the utility side device)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (see PACE
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge rolling (electric vehicle batteries
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are the utility side device)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. Property Assessed Clean Energy)
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge rolling (electric vehicle batteries
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable eg a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. Property Assessed Clean Energy)
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge rolling (electric vehicle batteries
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable eg a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. Property Assessed Clean Energy)
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge parked (electric vehicle) batteries or larger arrays of batteries recycled from these, or .
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable eg a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. Property Assessed Clean Energy)
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge parked (electric vehicle) batteries or larger arrays of batteries recycled from these, or otherenergy storage.
  • energy efficient resources. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable eg a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. Property Assessed Clean Energy)
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge parked (electric vehicle) batteries or larger arrays of batteries recycled from these, or otherenergy storage.
  • energy efficient resources.
  • Sufficient utility grade fiber broadband to connect and monitor the above, with wireless as backup. Sufficient spare if "dark" capacity to ensure failover, often leased for revenue. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable eg a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. Property Assessed Clean Energy)
  • renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge parked (electric vehicle) batteries or larger arrays of batteries recycled from these, or other energy storage.
  • energy efficient resources.
  • Sufficient utility grade fiber broadband to connect and monitor the above, with wireless as backup. Sufficient spare if "dark" capacity to ensure failover, often leased for revenue. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable eg a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. PACE financing)
  • Renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge parked (electric vehicle) batteries or larger arrays of batteries recycled from these, or other energy storage.
  • Energy efficient resources
  • Sufficient utility grade fiber broadband to connect and monitor the above, with wireless as backup. Sufficient spare if "dark" capacity to ensure failover, often leased for revenue. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure., A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including:
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (of which smart meters are a generic name for any utility side device even if it is more capable e.g. a fiber optic router)
  • Smart distribution boards and circuit breakers integrated with home control and demand response (behind the meter from utility perspective)
  • Load control switches and smart appliances, often financed by efficiency gains on municipal programs (e.g. PACE financing)
  • Renewable energy resources, including capacity to charge parked (electric vehicle) batteries or larger arrays of batteries recycled from these, or other energy storage.
  • Energy efficient resources
  • Sufficient utility grade fiber broadband to connect and monitor the above, with wireless as backup. Sufficient spare if "dark" capacity to ensure failover, often leased for revenue. Electronic power conditioning and control of the production and distribution of electricity are important aspects of the smart grid. Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C. ch. 152, subch. IX § 17381. Roll-out of smart grid technology also implies a fundamental re-engineering of the electricity services industry, although typical usage of the term is focused on the technical infrastructure.

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References
  1. http://www.sgiclearinghouse.org/LearnMore
  2. http://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid#smart_grid