EPRI: Sandy Exposes Smart Grid Limits, and Maturity
If you want to talk about how smart grid fared during Hurricane Sandy, Arshad Mansoor, a senior executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has two lines of thought:
First, with recovery still ongoing, any post-mortem on the role of sensors and controls on the grid is premature. (Although we may find that smart meters played a role in outage management.) Second, the full value of smart grid systems in such an event has yet to be fully realized and years of systems integration, analytics development and significant expense still lie ahead.
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