Everybody talk about Smart Grids. But practically speaking, what the hell is that? We all understand how electricity comes to our house (through a grid). However, what makes a smart grid different from today’s grid? What are the benefits of smart grid technology? Is it really necessary?
Smart Grid – or digital grid – uses the same digital technology used in industries such as telecommunications to enable two-way communications between Utilities, DSO/TSO and end customers. Think of it as an energy network that delivers improved reliability and virtually unlimited opportunities for customers to take control of their energy usage and costs.