Why all the Excitement About the Smart Grid?

Why all the Excitement About the Smart Grid?
Posted: 11 Nov 2011
Authors:
Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 2

A portion of Southern California abruptly lost power on September 8, 2011, inconveniencing some 6 million people. Grid-related outages, not counting those affecting the distribution network during storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, occur with regularity and are more than mere annoyances.

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