Definition: A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency resources.
A grid is smart because…
Technology has helped us immensely and it is this technology which makes an electrical grid “smart”. This digital technology allows a two-way communication, between the user & the utility (electrical grid). The Smart Grid will consist of controls, computers, automation, and new technologies and equipment working together.
The benefits that come along:
- More efficient usage of electricity.
- More efficient transmission of electricity.
- Faster restoration of electricity after a power cut.
- Reduced operations and management costs for utilities, which ultimately lead to lower power costs.
Where do I find such smart technology?
Wave City. Wave City uses cutting-edge technologies to enhance quality of life, to ensure well-being, reduce costs and judiciously utilize resources. Wave City – A first of its kind project that truly personifies the concept of creating a city that thinks for you. It is “World’s Largest Green Pre-Certified Platinum Rated Township”.
Here smart meters installed in every property unit will do the following:
- Smart Metering : 100% metered electricity supply, so pay as per use
- Manage load/electricity consumption over Web
- Mobile app to track usage on the go & limit usage when it exceeds
- Provision to cut off the meter supply using your mobile app when travelling
- Payment on the go – option for online recharge using mobile app
- All the usage data will be stored on the cloud for easy retrieval
- Automatic substations ensure
- Diesel Generator (DG) starts automatically & auto/mains changeover is man less.
- Electric faults are corrected immediately leading to no dark zones in the city.
- Prevents accidental fire due to overloading.
- Energy audit is possible.