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					INTRODUCTION
WHY SMART GRID?

PRESENT GRIDS:
Important changes must be incorporated into the nature
of electricity supply, as demand rises and traditional
resources are depleted.
Today’s grids are predominantly based on large central
power stations connected to high voltage transmission
systems which, in turn, supply power to medium and low-
voltage local distribution systems.
EXISTING GRID
A smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to
consumers using two-way digital technology.

Includes an intelligent monitoring system that
keeps track of all electricity flowing in the system

Enhance transmission and distribution systems.

Smart meters may be part of a smart grid, but
alone do not constitute a smart grid.
FROM TODAY TO TOMORROW
    Smart grid functions

Self healing
Consumer participation
Resist attacks
High quality power
Accommodate generation options
Enable electricity markets
  “SMART”
TECHNOLOGY
ADVANCE METERING
INFRASTRUCTURE
SMART CONTROL
WHAT’S MAKING IT SMART?

Customer to take an active role in the supply
of electricity.

RENEWABLE SOURCES - GENERATION

Secondly, REDUCING BLACKOUTS.

In addition, environmental concerns will be
addressed, thanks to the exploitation of
sustainable energy sources.

OPPURTUNITIES FOR TECH COMPANIES
OPERATION OF A SMART GRID
PLUG IN HYBRID CAR
MODEL OF A FUTURE GRID
OBSTACLES
Consumer concerns over privacy.

Social concerns over "fair" availability
of electricity.

Limited ability of utilities to rapidly
transform their business and operational
environment to take advantage of smart
grid technologies.

Concerns over giving the government
mechanisms to control the use of all
power using activities.
First cities with smart grids
 The earliest, and still
 largest, example of a smart
 grid is the Italian system
 installed by Italy. completed
 in 2005,
 AUSTIN, TEXAS
 BOULDER, COLORADO
 HYDRO ONE, IN ONTARIO,
 CANADA

				
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