After the recent spate of projects driven by Federal Stimulus Funding, we expect the pace of activity to subside to a normal cycle of “extend, replace and upgrade” by utilities.
As utilities extend and replace their transmission and distribution systems, they will gradually upgrade to smarter devices, especially to support better operations and more complex interfaces such as electric vehicles, distributed generation, and renewable integration.
Due to patchwork adoption driven by regulation and power markets, smart meters and on-premise networks will appear rapidly in industrial customers (indeed, already have), somewhat less rapidly in commercial customers, and fairly slowly in residential customers.
Bridge has extensive planning and program management experience that can help you:
- Develop business cases for your smart grid rollout
- Design pilots and rollout programs
- Select vendors
- Manage pilot programs
- Develop appropriate regulatory strategies