Topics: Technology, Grid computing, Electric charge Pages: 1 (418 words) Published: March 27, 2013
What’s the Buzz on Smart Grids?
1. How do smart grids differ from the current electricity infrastructure in the United States? Smart Grids are different from the existing infrastructure in the United States because it is much capable to distribute electricity more efficiently and of allowing communications between the various systems of the grid, and they also provide the consumer the detail of their usage and guide them how to reduce their consumption because they exist on modern technology, but the other old existing infrastructure is based on old technology, they have their old distribution plan line losses and able to know the usage of every consumer and the peak hours of usage like the grids that’s why the reason smart grids that's why the reason smart grids and better then old electricity infrastructure. 2. What people, organization, and technology issues should be considered when developing a smart grid? The people that should be considered is us some smart city participants reported that the dashboard they use to manage their appliances is to high tech and confusing. Also, consumer’s advocates have vowed to fight smart grids if they boost the rates for customers who are unable or unwilling to web portals and allow energy companies to control aspects of their appliances. Organizations will have to spend large amounts of money to put this in play and charge their customer $3-5 more. The technology issues no privacy. 3. What challenge to the development of smart grids do you think is most likely to hamper their development? That consumer feel that it’s unnecessary to have an expensive meter to turn down an air conditioner and shuts some lights off. They feel they can do that on their own. 4. What other areas of our infrastructure could benefit from "smart" technologies? Describe one example not listed in the case. Another area I believe that could benefit from smart technologies is health care where people can have their doctors’ appointments from the...
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