February 18, 2014
The change to Smart grid technology is the connectivity of technology, gird, energy and efficiency. Cities in coordination with their utility providers can capture real-time data to make decisions, plan and operate to optimize resources that support the demands of its supply chain and users. The news of “JCP&L will install ‘smart grid’ technology” is important to infrastructural capacity building.
“John Anderson, an area manager of the utility, told the Somerset County Board of Freeholders on Tuesday that JCP&L will spend $7 million to modernize three circuits in the municipalities,” reported the Daily Record.
The advantage of Smart Grid technologies as a backbone for effective Big Data capture can allow for managing efficient resource management. The steps to identify gaps and constraints within the complex system are rooted in good data formed from the smarts that the Smart Grid can deliver. The outcome of smarting the grid can lead to effective solutions only when managed based on established goals and outcomes established through an integral resources (water, waste, energy and users) strategic plan.