Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Smart Grid in Ontario – avoiding high-tech bubble

On Jan 22, 2010, Ontario government signed a $7-billion Smart Grid deal with a consortium led by Samsung Group that should bring 16,000 jobs for this province. The deal includes equipment for power generation from solar sources, wind sources and hi-tech solutions to link these renewable sources into electrical grid.

One of the main questions is how single vendor will assure Smart Grid interoperability of the high-tech equipment. If Smart Grid interoperability (For example: Specifying testing and certification requirements necessary to assess the interoperability smart grid-related equipment, software, and services) is not satisfied, the new equipment will be obsolete in 2-3 years.

No comments:

Post a Comment