What Happened to the Smart Grid Excitement?

T&D World's Grid Optimization site has a number of recognized transmission and distribution experts serving on its board of "Grid Masters." Several times each month the site posts what the editors judge to be the toughest questions that also have high interest to our readers. At least one of the experts will respond.

One of the latest questions address smart grid: The media excitement about smart grid has worn off. Besides smart meter installations, what else is happening that will affect utility customers? Or will they know the difference?

The answer is posted with the question, and the expert goes over key components that will withstand all the hype....