What is a Smart Grid?

Smart Grid refers to a two-way communication of technology and computer processing. Leading researchers characterize the smart grid as “electricity with a brain,” “the energy internet,” and “the electronet”. Leading-edge innovation provides a nationwide network that uses information technology to deliver electricity efficiently, reliably, and securely; and facilitates the possibility of new functionalities and applications. Through ongoing research and development, smart grid modernization continues to benefit supplier and consumer with an implementation of real time information that contributes to utility efficiency and cost savings.

For further information, please refer to the following resources:

Smart Grid – Department of Energy

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse

Smart Grid: A Beginner’s guide