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IEEE: The expertise to make smart grid a reality

Considering Communications for AMI

One lesson that utilities are learning as they introduce AMI is that the demand-responsive smart grid’s concept of two-way communications and control is largely uncharted territory for the power industry. It demands new technologies, processes and skill sets, as well as a set of consensus-based standards optimized to support it, which is the mission of groups like IEEE P2030, IEEE 802 and the ZigBee Alliance.

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