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Smart grids: the smartphones of the electricity grid

The smart grid promises to transform our energy ecosystem the way smartphones forever changed the way we communicate. </br></br>Many of the world’s electric systems, an intricate network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and switches that deliver electricity from the power plants to our homes are now decades old and ready for a major upgrade. </br></br>On the legacy grid, electricity flows from the power plant to the consumer. What makes the modernized grids “smart” are the two-way interactions where both the utilities and consumers can exchange the supply of electricity and information by deploying communications and automation technologies like sensors and blockchain. What this means is your smart meter can call in a power outage while you’re at work and allow you to control your power consumption by having quick access to your real-time usage data. These are just a few examples of how the smart grid promises to make the grid more efficient, reliable and secure. And let’s not forget green: smart grids also integrate renewable power sources like wind and solar, cutting the pollution generated by electric utilities. </br></br><b>Smart grid in numbers: </b></br>-By 2024, annual smart grid spending is expected to be $13.8 billion—making smart grid a more significant portion of total spending on grid assets.[1] </br>-Smart meter deployment is projected to reach 53 percent penetration by the end of 2025.[2] </br>-Annual U.S. smart grid investments are expected to rise to $13.8 billion in 2024 compared to $4.8 billion in 2016.[3] </br>-US utilities are expected to add about 42,000 miles of high-voltage wire at a cost of about $8.5 billion per year over 10 years.[4] See More
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24.0% Infrastructure 17.7%
10.9% ABB Ltd ABB 16.0%
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10.5% PPL Corporation PPL 11.2%
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