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Smart Grid Interoperability: The Great Enabler

August 11, 2015

 

When the journey is long, the landscape tends to change in meaningful ways. Whether dealing with system upgrades or regulatory game changers, the utility journey has faced many twists and turns, with increasing urgency. So how do utilities move successfully into the next stage? The short answer is through system interoperability. Until now, the journey has been a true balancing act, especially considering weather-related system shocks, new sources of distributed energy that must be integrated, evolving regulations, and demands for enhanced security and reliability. But the next phase of the journey must be as future-friendly as possible, and the concept of system interoperability is integral to the future.

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