Smart Grid: Leveraging Intelligent Communications to Transform the Power Infrastructure
Source: Cisco Systems
Smart grid is the term generally used to describe the integration of the elements connected to the electrical grid with an information infrastructure to offer numerous benefits for both the providers and consumers of electricity. It is an intelligent future electricity system that connects all supply, grid, and demand elements through an intelligent communication system. The backbone of a successful smart grid operation is a reliable, resilient, secure, and manageable standards-based open communication infrastructure that provides for intelligent linkages between the elements of the grid while participating in the decision making that delivers value to the utility and supply and demand entities connected to it.