You can’t read anything about the T&D industry these days without seeing something about “smart grid.” In fact, I found 38 references to smart grid in the September issue of T&D World alone. The U.S. government even has an entire website dedicated to smart grid (www.smartgrid.gov).
I’ve often wondered just exactly what the smart grid actually is. The first things that come to mind are smart meters and AMI, followed by SCADA, EMS and OMS. My I