CABA Information Series

IS-2009-154: The Smart Grid: An Introduction

This booklet from the U.S. Department of Energy introduces the electric grid and explains technologies that could improve reliability to create a “smart grid.”  The state of the electric grid reliability is discussed, including the increased rate of failures leading to blackouts.  Topics for a smart grid are presented including AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure), visualization (distributed sensors), and distributed generation.  Technologies and projects for a smart grid are mentioned.

























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