This first webinar in a four part series will discuss the factors that led to and sustained the US power grid during its first hundred years as well as present changed circumstances and new developments that are eroding or even reversing them. The factors include: Economies of Scale, Declining Real Cost of Electric Energy, Exponential Growth in Consumption, Monopoly Franchise, Cost-Plus Pricing, Vertical Integration, Minimum concern for environmental impacts, Centralized Generation & Transmission, Alternating Current, One-Way Power Flow, Synchronous Operations, Centralized Monitoring & Control, and Modest Telecommunications & IT Requirements.
The Evolution of the Smart Grid - Part 1 with Steven Collier
Posted: 6 Jun 2013
Primary Committee:IEEE Smart Grid Webinar Series
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