Three Challenges with the Current State of the Smart Grid

The current state of the smart grid is not enough for the needs of utilities and their customers. Today’s ‘smart grid’ is not truly a smart grid, but simply smarter metering. The components that make the grid smarter – networking capabilities, digital controls, distributed intelligence, smarter failure avoidance strategies, etc. – have not yet arrived in their best form. These components derive most of their value because they produce data that utilities have never had access to in the past.

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