Smart Grid technology has been at the forefront of global news about energy transmission and distribution for some time now. Though people often think of Smart Grid as a single, cohesive initiative, in actuality it encompasses a number of loosely related technologies.
Though this technology promises significant improvements in efficiency across the industry, it also poses a number of significant challenges in terms of customer privacy concerns, as well as industry standards and best practices.
In addition, Smart Grid technology changes the entire process of supporting the grid – the way the customer is connected and the way the customer interacts is completely different.
This paper discusses how players in the energy industry can make the most of these new technologies, while protecting user data and maintaining the security of the national energy grid.
It also highlights how companies with existing LogLogic implementations are experimenting with ways to implement this technology with smart grid technology and discusses the future of these two technologies.