"The 2010 Smart Grid System Report (SGSR) to Congress explores the current status of smart grid development, its future prospects, and the technical and financial obstacles to progress. It also outlines the scope of a smart grid, assesses the stakeholder landscape and provides several recommendations for future reports.
The report concludes that near-term progress in smart grid deployments has been significant due primarily to the investments made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The far-reaching impacts of ARRA include: funding a $2.4 billion program designed to establish 30 manufacturing facilities for electric vehicle batteries and components, funding the deployment of 877 phasor measurement units, $812.6 million in federal grant awards for advanced metering infrastructure deployments, and the provision of $7.2 billion to expand broadband access and adoption. The report also highlights other significant developments occurring since the last SGSR that have resulted in progress toward achieving a smart grid."