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 operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency 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 operational 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.

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Electric gridElectricity generationtransmission lineselectricity generationsustainabilitytransmission line
References
  1. http://www.sgiclearinghouse.org/LearnMore
  2. http://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid#smart_grid