The goal for any utility that invests in Smart Grid technology is to attain higher efficiency and reliable performance. At the heart of this evolution is the convergence of operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT), which changes every aspect of a utility’s operations. In basic terms, OT comprises the grid physical infrastructure assets and applications, and IT is the human interface that enables rapid and informed decision making.
But moving to the Smart Grid is an evolution:
- It begins with being aware of the significant influence of IT on operational equipment.
- Utilities should next consider creating a long-term roadmap for a smarter network.
- Deploying an ADMS will help accelerate the necessary network system changes.