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Friday, February 13, 2009

Meshing the Smart Grid

Reconstruction of America’s aging electric grid is underway by both city and independently operated utility companies and in fact appears deployments will accelerate given the recently passed Economic Stimulus 2009 initiative. A key building block of the Smart Grid is communications that enable new applications for utilities such as real-time end-to-end remote monitoring, management and control. A single IP-based infrastructure that can securely and economically support smart metering, demand response, outage management, distribution automation and control, as well as mobile utility worker applications (work order management, remote GIS applications, and field asset management), is ideal. Check out this Google Tech Talk, presented by Cyrus Behroozi, Chief Scientist at Tropos Networks, to learn more about the Smart Grid and its benefits, and how utilities are increasingly deploying a wireless broadband mesh network as the communication backbone for building the Smart Grid.