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Smart Cities for All_OntarioMoE_Smart Meters and Smart Grid

Smart Cities for All_OntarioMoE_Smart Meters and Smart Grid

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MINISTRY OF
ENERGY
Smart Meters and Smart Grid:An Ontario Case-Study
Jon Norman
Ontario Ministry of Energy
The World BankMarch 6, 2012
 
MINISTRY OF
ENERGY
2
What is Smart Grid?
Telecom Network-Phone-Internet-Smart Metercommunicationinfrastructure
Intelligence/Communications Layer Conventional Grid 
   S   M   A   R   T   G   R   I   D
Status / Control Status / Control Status / Control 
Diagram source: EPRIDiagram source: EPRI
Conventional gridinteroperates withsmart gridintelligencethrough enhanceddevices:-Smart meters-Auto Switches-IntelligentTransformers
 
MINISTRY OF
ENERGY
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Why does Ontario need a Smart Grid?
Driven by
Aging infrastructure and changingobjectives (e.g. environment)
Evolving opportunity to applytechnologies that allow intelligent,two-way communications & control.
Generally, transmission systems arealready equipped with thesecapabilities. Distribution systems aremuch less flexible and efficient.
Smarter grids can enable:
more efficient grid operation,
connection of diverse and flexiblegeneration, including renewables,
enhanced conservation opportunitiesfor customers
adoption of new and innovativetechnologies, like electric vehicles.

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