CABA Information Series
IS-2005-13: Smart Power: Pervasive Internet Technology in a Changing Energy Market
Deregulation and demand for smart and efficient power have driven technology innovation in the power venue, particularly in distributed resources (DR) technology. This paper from Harbor Research outlines advantages for utilities in networking distributed resources. The author notes that many utilities will need to upgrade facilities soon and should include provisions for networking. Benefits to various utility functions ranging from generation to transmission and distribution to customer services are discussed.