Smart Grid

Wikipedia Definition & Overview
A smart grid is an electrical grid that uses information and communications technology to gather and act on information, such as information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.


California Public Utilities Commission Smart Grid Website
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has initiated a rulemaking (R.08.-12-009) to consider policies for California investor-owned electric utilities to develop a smarter electric grid in the state.

EU Smart Grid
European Union home page containing reports, multimedia, and links on EU Smart Grid projects, standards, and legislation.

GE: Plug into Smart Grid
An interactive page explaining the Welcome to the Smart Grid website at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Whether you are a consumer, engineer, or policymaker, this website can help you learn about and participate in the Smart Grid and in the development of the interoperable standards that will make it possible. benefits of Smart Grid on General Electric’s page.

GridPoint is a leading Smart Grid applications developer. Site provides overview of Smart Grid technologies and strategies for consumers and utilities on implementing Smart Grid.

IBM Cites Corpus Christi, Texas as Example of Smart Grid City
The city has apparently joined a circle of cities, including London, Sydney, Stockholm and Amsterdam, which are special in how they use computer solutions to better manage water, trash, parks and more.

IBM Smart Grid Technology
IBM Homepage for Smart Grid continaing definitions, multimedia, conceptualizations, Smart Grid success stories, and next steps toward a Smart Grid.

IEEE Smart Grid News
Real-world perspectives provided by Smart Grid policy makers, consumer advocates, utilities and technology vendors.

PBS Video: Smart Grid
Our electric grid is inefficient and shows signs of strain. Can a “smart grid” help?

US Department of Energy
US DOE Homepage for Smart Grid development. Includes overview reports, research, funding opportunity descriptions, and visions for future Smart Grid development in the United States.

Smart Grid Conferences & Meetings – IEEE Smart Grid
The latest information about smart grid conferences and meetings.

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative is a 501c3 nonprofit organization chartered to be the trusted source representing consumers, advocates, utilities, and technology providers in order to advance the adoption of a reliable, efficient, and secure smart grid and ensure long-lasting sustainable benefits to consumers. is a resource for information about the Smart Grid and government-sponsored Smart Grid projects. The information on provides consumers and stakeholders with the tools and resources they need to understand the Smart Grid and the range of Smart Grid technologies, policies, and solutions.

Smart Grid in Europe is all about Renewables
The European grids don’t have any major reliability problems but they are rapidly integrating renewables, which poses a different set of smart-grid challenges.

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse
Smart Grid Projects · Project Map · Project List · Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) · Deployment Experience · Use Cases · Lessons Learned.

Smart Grid News
Smart Grid News offers industry news and analysis for modernization and automation of the electric grid.

Smart Grid Newsletter – IEEE
A monthly publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world.

Smart Grid Publications – IEEE
The latest Smart Grid research papers, working group reports and other valuable information is disseminated through the serial publication of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and in the proceedings of conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by IEEE.

Toward a Smarter Grid 
ABB Report detailing what a “Smart Grid” is, does, and what implementations will look like.

Video Series: IEEE Smart Grid Experts
IEEE presents conversations with international Smart Grid experts, as part of an ongoing video interview series. Thought leaders from around the world who are actively involved in Smart Grid will provide their insights and opinions on various aspects of Smart Grid developments in upcoming videos.

Video: World Economic Smart Grid World Forum Workshop 2010
Interviews with selected participants at the World Economic Forum Smart Grid Workshop.

ZigBee Alliance
ZigBee is a leading organization for Smart Grid interoperability standards and product development from the consumer level up to the utility provider.