It seems like all new electrical projects somehow have something to do with a smart grid at one time or another. What is a smart grid? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes the smart grid as “an intelligent electricity grid—one that uses digital communications technology, information systems, and automation to detect and react to local changes in usage, improve system operating efficiency, and, in turn, reduce operating costs while maintaining high system reliability.”
According to an nVent article, “smart grids involve incorporating sensors and other smart tech into electrical system infrastructure, increasing energy usage information and control. Looking ahead, electrical engineers will more frequently encounter smart grids and be asked to help develop a smarter grid.”
We want to learn as much as possible about this smart concept, and keep up with the ever-changing advancements along the way.
The below articles discuss the smart grid and give an idea as to the current status as well as direction of this innovative and relevant concept in the electrical engineering and construction industry:
- What Next for Smart Grid Development?: https://www.tdworld.com/smart-grid/what-next-smart-grid-development
- Smart Grid News: https://www.powerengineeringint.com/smart-grid-t-d/smart-grid.html
- The World Market for Smart Electricity Meters: https://newsok.com/article/feed/9911211/the-world-market-for-smart-electricity-meters-2019-with-sales-from-2013-to-2023-for-52-countries-researchandmarketscom
- Smart Utilities Are Stepping Up to the New Smart Cities Business Opportunity: https://www.tdworld.com/smart-utility/smart-utilities-are-stepping-new-smart-cities-business-opportunity