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  • 1. The Smart Grid:The Value Proposition for Residential Users
    Christine HertzogManaging DirectorSmart Grid Library
    www.SmartGridLibrary.com
    © Smart Grid Library
  • 2. Guilty or Not Guilty?
    Do you turn on your kitchen sink faucet, then leave for the day?
    Do you leave your car idling all night in your garage?
    Do you leave lights and computers on, and all charging devices plugged in all the time?
  • 3. Why is electricity held in low esteem?
    Because it is always there
    Because it is cheap
    Because we treat it like a commodity
    Because we ignore it unless
    THE LIGHTS GO OUT!!
  • 4. Today’s Electrical Grid
    Energy flow in one direction, from generation to consumer (residential or C&I)
    Generation
    Transmission
    Home/Office
    Distribution
    • Information flow in one direction from meter to utility – manually read by a meter reader or transmitted information back to the utility
    Energy
    Information
  • 5. Tomorrow’s Smart Grid
    Energy flows in many directions, from generation to grid or building, from car to/from building, from utility to customers, from customers to utility
    Home/Building
    Generation
    Transmission
    Distribution
    • Information networks established to create secure communications between devices and people
    DistributedGeneration& Storage
  • 6. Smart Grid Definition
    The Smart Grid is a bi-directional electric and communication network that improves the reliability, security, and efficiency of the electric system for small to large-scale generation, transmission, distribution, and storage.
    It includes software and hardware applications for dynamic, integrated, and interoperable optimization of electric system operations, maintenance, and planning; distributed generation interconnection and integration; and feedback and controls at the consumer level (from the Smart Grid Dictionary).
    © Smart Grid Library
  • 7. Smart Grid Benefits
    The Smart Grid will:
    Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 480 MMT by 2020
    Save up to $35B in energy and fuel costs(Smart2020.org report on information and communications technologies)
    Lower rates? No
    Lower bills? Yes
  • 8. Electricity Supply Chain – Now
    Say Good bye to these three silos and monthly, after-the-fact
    utility bills
  • 9. The Supply Chain Evolves
    © Smart Grid Library
  • 10. A Revolution is Ongoing
    Remember how the telecom industry looked and acted twenty years ago?
    Be prepared for big changes to your relationship with electricity!
  • 11. Thank You!
    For help with the terms and acronyms in this presentation, get the Smart Grid Dictionary, First Edition, at www.SmartGridLibrary.com