Enterprise GIS and the Smart Electric Grid
Electric utilities face serious challenges. As normal demand continues to rise, the transportation sector looks to electricity to answer fuel concerns. The CEO of a major U.S. electric company predicts the impending electrification of the transportation industry. The authors are seeing more and more hybrid vehicles, and several major automakers plan to offer plug-in hybrids in less than two years. Should a significant increase in the use of electricity for transportation materialize, as it likely will, demands and electric energy usage will soar. Meanwhile, the existing electric infrastructure continues to age.