Incorporating Smart Grid Projects into Your Municipal Electric Utility System - Colorado Municipalities Magazine

    View Authors 12 April 2010

    To protect and enhance the reliability, efficiency, affordability, and security of our nation’s electric system and promote the use of renewable energy and electric plug-in vehicles, we need a smarter grid. Municipalities are well situated to either incorporate smart grid projects into their own utility systems or work with their utility to do so.

    What is a "smart grid?" First, the "grid" is the nation’s electric power infrastructure (e.g., power lines, substations, etc.). It is a network of facilities delivering electricity to consumers, including more than 300,000 miles of transmission lines to which more than 9,200 electric generating units are connected.

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