This handbook is designed to serve as a reference tool for those organizations and entities that are developing and/or assessing a high quality smart grid project. The handbook provides a legislative background and citations, and lays out a series of metrics that could be considered when developing or assessing a project.
The purpose of this paper is:
- To suggest key metrics for project developers to use when developing smart grid projects.
- To describe a process allowing stakeholder participation in meeting these metrics and for identifying weighting of metrics.
- To recommend a process for monitoring and reporting on effective use of smart grid funding, whether through the Federal, State or private investments.
- To ensure efficiency in contracting procedures, whether done on a Federal or State level.