The smart grid is a reinvention of how energy is transmitted, distributed, and measured. It is becoming the new standard for utilities and consumers.
The smart grid represents the merging of multiple technologies into a system that provides reliable and cost-effective energy. Unlike the local and manual operation of equipment on a traditional grid, the smart grid enables operators to manage and monitor millions of devices and sensors. The smart grid has extensive communications capabilities that enable smart metering, as well as transformer monitors and other data gathering devices.