No question, 2012 is shaping up to be a critical year in utility smart grid deployments. The last 12 to 24 months have been a time of intense learning, some of it painful. Look for more of that over the next year or two.
Gradually, early-adopter utilities are getting a sense of what works and what does not in their smart grid deployments. Surprises — welcome and unwelcome — have been the norm, not the exception, as utilities scour data for key insights to make their