In the past I’ve written about the smart grid and the need for distributed generation, both of which are necessary for a variety of reasons, including the ability to allow renewable energy to be a significant player in the electricity production business. Today I want to tell you about several aspects of a smart grid: the ability to predict certain failures before they occur, fix itself when something goes wrong, automatically report failures when they occur, and isolate faults more quickly. It also allows automatic meter reading and communication with customers’ smart appliances.

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