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Introduction to Smart Grids (Smart Grids Series Factbook)

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This training material, published by the SBC Energy Institute (SBC-EI), summarizes the innovations that are collectively known as smart-grid technologies. It highlights the challenges faced by traditional grid designs, identifies key smart-grid technologies, addresses the net economic and environmental benefits of smart grid roll-outs, highlights the technological and financial status of smart-grid deployment, and analyzes the historical and political context in order to identify selected policies for successful adoption.