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...