The not-so-smart grid

What exactly are the standards for the next-generation utility gird? In many cases, nobody knows.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 doled out $4.3 billion for the smart grid with public-private matching funds bringing the total funding to $8.6 billion. Squabbling between the agencies responsible for setting the standards, and the industries that will be adopting the same has paralysed progress. Bob Gohn, senior analyst at Pike Research says “It’s like, over the next week or so, let’s solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem.”
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About Vivek Bhaskaran

Vivek Bhaskaran is the President and CEO of Survey Analytics.

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