Technology has transformed our way of life, and our electric grid — which we trust to keep power flowing to our homes, schools, workplaces, and hospitals — has been modernized to match. New investments in our community’s energy infrastructure, called smart grid, combine information technology with power transmission to benefit your home and your community.
Smart grid has updated our infrastructure, ensuring that safety standards continue to be met, that power is delivered consistently, and that the system is managed efficiently.
As Americans today use more electronic devices than ever, the demand for power continues to grow rapidly. Without smart grid improvements, meeting the challenges of the future would be much more difficult.
When something goes wrong in most electrical systems, a utility worker must drive to the location of the problem to collect data before a solution can be devised. Smart grid improvements convert system events into instantly-retrievable digital information, so that problem solving can begin immediately.
Still curious? Read more at www.whatissmartgrid.org