Advanced Metering, Demand Response Worlds Converge

The electric utility industry is rapidly modernizing the electric grid through deployment of advanced systems. As utilities are deploying smart meters, however, they are facing a key issue: Should they integrate ancillary secondary programs to the metering part of a smart grid deployment or operate them on separate platforms?

The November issue of Transmission & Distribution World magazine answers that question in an article contributed by Dick Preston of Utilimetrics. The key approach is on new smart grid technologies, information technology (IT)/data systems and two-way communications platforms, Preston says.

Preston goes on to look at demand-side management, challenges faced by DSM programs and managing the process...