Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The Grid:  In the U.S., the networks of local electric lines that businesses and consumers depend on every day are connected with and interdependent upon a national system of major lines, power plants and controllers collectively called “the grid.”  The grid is divided into three major regions, named East, West and Texas.  These regions are also known as “interconnects.”  In total, the grid is a compendium of about 7,000 power plants sending electricity across 450,000 miles of transmission lines and 2.5 million feeder lines, all managed by 3,300 utilities.  The grid’s three interconnects are broken down into about 120 control…

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