What is a smart grid and how it works

Smart Grids are the future of electricity, and they have been transforming power usage for many years. The smart grid is a system that manages the entire energy delivery chain from production to consumption. It offers end-users more control over their electricity by providing them with information about how much they are using or producing at any given time, while also allowing utilities to better manage their resources.

The smart grid is a system of interconnected power transmission lines, distribution stations, and end-use customers that can, in principle, take care of themselves. It is an evolving technology that will have major implications for both consumers and producers of electricity.  The goal is to create a more efficient way to meet the demand for energy while reducing costs by enabling a two-way flow of information between customers and utilities. With smart meters providing real-time feedback on consumption patterns, the grid becomes smarter about managing supply. When renewable sources are not producing enough or when there’s too much demand for power at peak hours, these new technologies allow us to shift loads so we don’t have blackouts or brownouts – instead, we just get different voltage levels during periods when production.