Date Added: Aug 2009
Utilities are entering a new era. Concerns about the aging delivery infrastructure, climate change, and energy security are driving investments in new and cleaner sources of energy - renewables, nuclear, demand response, and energy efficiency. With new investments in the intelligent grid come the promise and the challenge of the availability of massive amounts of data. While there may be help in making the capital investment in physical and information technology infrastructure for intelligent grid and new generation, utilities will still need to make the best economic decisions in choosing technology, keeping in mind initial capital investment, implementation costs, and total cost of ownership.