The Smart Grid is composed of a myriad of technologies that enable the precise measurement and communication of electricity production, transportation, and usage, while providing responsiveness at each level from the end user all the way to the power generator. A useful analogy for understanding the various components of the smart grid was developed in a previous report by Erb Institute scholar Dave Fribush and is presented in the table below:
Components of the Smart Grid There are many different ways in which these various Smart Grid technologies and companies can be segmented.
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure
- Grid Optimization
- Home Area Networks (HAN) / Building Area Networks (BAN)
- Demand Response
- Software (AiMiR Copyright Nuri telecom)