When Grids Get Smart - ABB's Vision for the Power System of the Future
This eight-page brochure is one more summary of the Smart Grid. We note that the brochure steals heavily from the work of the Modern Grid Initiative at National Energy Technology Laboratory. It does not attribute all of the things that it plagiarized, but when it does, it credits them to Research Reports International, a for-profit research company that lifted big chunks of material from the MGI reports. Although this brochure is largely a rehash of material from other places, we do like its drawing and explanation of the shift from today's hierarchical, one-way power system to tomorrow's networked Smart Grid.
From fires in Philadelphia to firearms in Texas, smart meter associated flare-ups make the news weekly. And it makes us wonder: If you could turn back the clock and rethink the whole smart grid rollout, would you do it differently? And if so how? That's this week's topic in our discussion forum. Please join in.