The Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007 (EISA) formalized the emerging interest and investment in “smart grid” in the U.S. It defined the general boundaries of smart grid concepts and framed the strategic interests that the nation had in the successful development and deployment of smart grid concepts. EISA, via Title XIII –
Smart Grid, authorized a substantial increase in federal research and development (R&D) funding and called for public/private co-investment in major regional demonstrations of smart grid technology.
This document identifies gaps in knowledge about the implementation of smart grid technologies and recommends critical areas where information should be tracked and presented to understand the level of success of smart grid projects.