Smart Grid

Implications of smart grid development, projects, and policies for the power industry

Time to get serious about security
Time to get serious about security

For power plants, the unintended consequence of “going digital” is dealing with cyber security. Almost everything that makes today’s distributed control systems (DCSs) and software so powerful, convenient, and cost-effective…



Smart grid still just a "vision thing"
Smart grid still just a "vision thing"

Smart Grid, GridWise, IntelliGrid, AMI (advanced metering interface), Modern Grid, Smart Modern Grid, Grid Modernization. All of these terms float around today's discourse on the future shape of electricity transmission…


Keep grid modernization a national priority
Keep grid modernization a national priority

  As the possibility of national climate change legislation increases on Capitol Hill and captures the attention of the electric power community, I am concerned that regulators, legislators, and utility…


A new vision for energy efficiency
A new vision for energy efficiency

The U.S. electric utility industry has long encouraged its customers to get more value from their electricity dollar. Today, the industry—facing volatile costs and mounting concerns about the environment—is coming…