The Smart Grid Alternative
The Smart Grid is a completely new design concept utilizing a “mesh” as opposed to a linear structure. The goal is to transform the grid infrastructure into a distributed, de-centralized Smart Grid with redundant, dynamic self-healing nodes that can reroute power in the event of a major grid disruption and redistribute power real-time to areas of need. The Smart Grid is also an electrical grid that monitors and adjusts based on information received from the suppliers and consumers of electricity. This new automated approach will improve the efficiency, reliability, economics and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity. At the heart of this new adaptive rapid response grid is the need for a conductor that will enable a distributed architecture.
Advanced transmission and distribution technologies are necessary to enhance Smart Grid efficiency, real-time management, throughput and reliability. Existing copper-based systems are prime targets for change through disruptive technology. New, emerging, low cost, high performance superconducting technologies have become an alternative to conventional copper-based solutions by providing unique benefits targeting Smart Grid infrastructure improvement.
Quick Fact - At the heart of this new adaptive rapid response grid is the need for a conductor that will enable distributed architecture.
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