The Case for a Distributed Communications Architecture

The Case for a Distributed Communications Architecture
Posted: 13 Aug 2013
Authors:
Donald Pollock
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

To date, for both technical and economic reasons, the distribution grid has provided utilities with the least visibility regarding operations. Distributed intelligence allows utilities to operate most efficiently, in effect delegating decisions that can be made autonomously in the field rather than backhauling volumes of data to make a simple decision and issue a command accordingly.

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