An Explanation For The Layman or How Smart Grid Will Affect Your Life
This document is pseudo-technical in presentation. It attempts to convey the intended purpose of the Smart Grid Initiative’s pros and cons using an understandable and comprehensible language and style.
As with all technical documents, each subject is numbered as main topic and sub-topic line items for easy reference and corroboration.
Each section contains a number of URL links to Internet articles that explain in greater detail each line item’s specific subject. These are mainly links to Wikipedia articles and are meant simply to provide further insight.
There is also a reference listing of each line item’s subject at the end of the document proper. This reference listing provides links to further, in-depth information.
Part 1: What is Smart Grid anyway?
1.1 The term Smart Grid refers to a global, all-encompassing communications system infrastructure being surreptitiously and secretly installed right now on the electrical power transmission and distribution grid. As a result of this technology the cost of your electricity will increase by a factor of 6. Your metering charges will increase by a factor of 10. You will have “snoopware” installed on all of your appliances talking to an indoor meter that you will pay $1300 for. You will have microwave streams emitting from all of your electrical outlets 24/7. “They” know what’s best for you and decided that you did not need to be informed of all this.
1.1.1 ―A smart grid is a digitally enabled electrical grid that gathers, distributes, and acts on information about the behavior of all participants (suppliers and consumers) in order to improve the efficiency, importance, reliability, economics, and sustainability of electricity services.
Smart grid policy is organized in Europe as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. Policy in the United States is described in 42 U.S.C ch. 152 subch. IX § 17381‖
42 U.S.C. ch.152 subch.IX
1.1.2 The present state of Smart Grid installation in the USA can be found by following the URL link.
Interested to read more?
Here are links to a few articles by the brilliant and late Victor Nixon: