The Smart Grid initiative is the modernization and optimization of the power grid so that it is more reliable, efficient, secure, and environmentally neutral. For the Smart Grid initiative to be successful, it requires collaboration, integration, and interoperability between an array of disciplines, including computational and communications control systems for generation, transmission, distribution, customer, operations, markets, and service provider.
To support and facilitate the progress of the Smart Grid initiative, IEEE has created the IEEE Smart Grid web portal.
As the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional association, bringing together more than 365,000 members from 150 countries around the globe, IEEE is the only organization able to thoroughly provide the diversity of expertise, information, resources, and vision needed to realize the Smart Grid’s full promise and potential. For that reason, IEEE is uniquely qualified for its leadership role in the development and deployment of Smart Grid technologies. As it quickly advances from the theoretical to the concrete, IEEE will continue to act as a catalyst for change and innovation across the Smart Grid ecosystem.
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