Smart Grid Line

                                    What is Grid?

Maybe you have heard of the Smart Grid on the news or from your energy provider. But not everyone knows what the grid is, let alone the Smart Grid.

"The grid" refers to the electric grid, a network of transmission lines, substations, transformers, and more that deliver electricity from the power plant to your home or business.

                                           History of gridline :

The first distribution systems ware built-in Manhattan and New Jerse in 1882 and improved  upon as technology than previous through each decade. To move forward, we need a new kind of electric grid, one that is built from the bottom up to handle the groundswell of digital and computerized equipment and technology dependent on it—and one that can automate and manage the increasing complexity and needs of electricity in the 21st Century.

                                               What is a smart grid line ?

Our current electric grid which was conceived more than 100 years ago but now the electricity grid needs reassemble. Power generation was localized and built around communities. Most homes have small energy demands. The grid was designed for utilities is to deliver electricity depends on the demands of consumers and bill them once a month. This limited one-way interaction makes it difficult to great respond to ever-changing and riseing electric demands in 21 century. The smart grid introduces two-way dialogue where electricity information can be exchanged between utility and his coustomers. It`s developing a network of communications, controls, computer`s automation, and new technologies and tools working together to make the grid more afficient more reliable more secure, and greener. A smart grid enables neuro-technologies to be integrated such as wind and solar energy production and plug-in electric vehicle chargers. With our participation of producers inform the consumers this smart grid will replace the old ageing structure of today's grid lines.


                                 What makes a grid  “SMART”?

In short, the digital technology that allows for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, and the sensing along the transmission lines is what makes the grid smart. Like the Internet, the Smart Grid will consist of controls, computers, automation, and new technologies and equipment working together, but in this case, these technologies will work with the electrical grid to respond digitally to our quickly changing electric demand. 

                                 What does a smart grid line do?

The Smart Grid represents an unprecedented opportunity to move the energy industry into a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to our economic and environmental health. During the transition period, It will be critical to carry out testing, technology improvements, consumer education, development of standards and regulations, and information sharing between projects to ensure that the benefits we envision from the Smart Grid become a reality. The benefits associated with the Smart Grid include:

  • More efficient transmission of electricity
  • Quicker restoration of electricity after power disturbances
  • Reduced operations and management costs for utilities, and ultimately lower power costs for consumers
  • Reduced peak demand, which will also help lower electricity rates
  • Increased integration of large-scale renewable energy systems
  • Better integration of customer-owner power generation systems, including renewable energy systems
  • Improved security

                           Why smart grid line is needed?

# Traditional electricity grids had almost no storage capabilities, they are demand-driven and have a hierarchical structure. Today, an electricity disruption such as a blackout can have a domino effect—a series of failures that can affect banking, communications, traffic, and security and so on.

# But A smarter grid will add resiliency to our electric power system and make it better prepared to address emergencies such as severe storms, earthquakes, large solar flares, and terrorist attacks. Because of its two-way interactive capacity, the Smart Grid will allow for automatic rerouting when equipment fails or outages occur. This will minimize outages and minimize the effects when they do happen. When a power outage occurs, Smart Grid technologies will detect and isolate the outages, containing them before they become large-scale blackouts. The new technologies will also help ensure that electricity recovery resumes quickly and strategically after an emergency—routing electricity to emergency services first, for example. In addition, the Smart Grid will take greater advantage of customer-owned power generators to produce power when it is not available from utilities. By combining these "distributed generation" resources, a community could keep its health center, police department, traffic lights, phone System, and grocery store operating during emergencies. In addition, the Smart Grid is a way to address an aging energy infrastructure that needs to be upgraded or replaced. It’s a way to address energy efficiency, to bring increased awareness to consumers about the connection between electricity use and the environment. And it’s a way to bring increased national security to our energy System—drawing on greater amounts of home-grown electricity that is more resistant to natural disasters and attacks.

# Micro grids are a part of smart grid and Microgrids play an important role in building a low-carbon future because they bring resilience to the main grid, optimize energy costs, allow for renewable energy hosting, increase electrical vehicle integration, and improve energy accessibility. That`s why the smart grid line is essential for 21 century.

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