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Timeline – Smart grid technology
1872 1882 1886 1889 First patented Electric meter by Samuel Gardiner Edison‘s Pearl street station- Electrode meter Edward Weston’s indicating meter to measure current Elihu Thomson introduced a recording wattmeter

Since 2003

1970s

Late 1940‘s

Earlier deployments of smart grids

Automatic meter reading devices introduced

GE’s advertising campaign “Time to Retire Old Watt-hour Meters”

Earlier deployments  Mesh network of Austin, Texas (since 2003)  Italian system Telegestore (2005)  Smart grid in Boulder, Colorado (2008)

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Source: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/The_History_of_Making_the_Grid_Smart (2013)