The Smart Grid: An Introduction
The Smart Grid: An Introduction is a Department of Energy publication that explains what the smart grid is, and explores challenges, opportunities, and the need for smart grid implementation. In addition, there are six books directed at specific stakeholder groups: utilities, environmental groups, technology providers, regulators, policymakers, and consumer advocates. These explain what the smart grid means to each of these groups, and why it is important to them. These publications may be useful to communities in understanding what the smart grid is, and how smart grid options may help them accomplish community energy goals.
These publications help communities that need a basic understanding of what the smart grid is and how smart grid technologies may benefit them. They may be particularly helpful for stakeholder groups including utilities, environmental groups, technology providers, regulators, policymakers, and consumer advocates.