While the smart grid has been the topic of much conversation lately, specifics on what this supposed technical marvel will do, cost or look like in actual utility installations have been notably lacking. The largest smart grid demonstration project to date has just gone live in the Pacific Northwest to provide those specifics. It could establish a framework for other regions to follow as next-generation equipment is deployed across the nation’s electrical infrastructure.?
Read this article as it originally ran in the January 2013 issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine.