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Duke Energy: Developing the Communications Platform to Enable a More Intelligent Electric Grid
David Masters

Managing the distribution grid in the 21st century necessitates monitoring electricity and the equipment that provides and supports its delivery as it passes millions of discrete points. Moreover, the need for distribution grid management is greatly increased by the potential for widespread adoption of residential and commercial solar systems, PEVs and other distributed energy resources. This required digital grid network must have the bandwidth, embedded sensing, control and software, both distributed and centralized, to collect, organize, and analyze an immense volume of information.

This report addresses Duke Energy's digital grid vision, approaches chosen in their digital grid's architecture and the justifications behind those choices.

This information was submitted by Jeremy Laundergan, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex, jlaundergan@enernex.com on 08/31/2011.

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Duke Energy