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101: Guide to the Smart Grid

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SGCC's Smart Grid 101: What is it and what can it do? Visit www.WhatIsSmartGrid.org for more.

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101: Guide to the Smart Grid

  1. 1. THE SMART GRID GUIDETO WHERE POWER IS GOING
  2. 2. Whatisit?
  3. 3. T H E B A S I C S GRI D 101
  4. 4. Our current electrical grid is over 100 years old. The smart grid updates existing, aging infrastructure to digital and analog systems.
  5. 5. Smart grid refers to the modernization of our current electrical system, as well as the new technologies made possible by a new,smarter grid. smart grid= smart power
  6. 6. Whatcanitdo?
  7. 7. T H E B E N E F I T S GRI D 101
  8. 8. Reliability The smart grid keeps your lights on. Smart grid improvements increase grid stabililty, decreasing outages, outage duration, blackouts and surges.
  9. 9. Environmental The smart grid: reduces greenhouse gas emissions scales up the use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar lets consumers access distributed generation
  10. 10. Economic Ability to monitor consumption, time-of-use pricing and peak load reductions add up to lower energy bills. smart grid= smart savings
  11. 11. WWW.WHATISSMARTGRID.ORG VISITOURWEBSITE TO LEARN MORE

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