The concept of applying computing technology to the electricity grid has fascinated the utility industry, since the 1960s. But now, with twin challenges looming — an aging infrastructure and the need to accommodate renewable sources — the subject of “Distribution Automation” has become an imperative. In this application note, David Andeen, Strategic Segment Manager for Energy at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., reviews three key areas: asset protection, security, and asset management.
The Smarter Grid
By Girish Mhatre | July 31, 2014