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Overview of the Smart Grid Policies, Initiatives, and Needs

November 2009
ISO New England
Smart Grid, ISO New England

This research paper is a technical overview of Smart Grid technologies and how these technologies are being implemented around the country and in New England to improve the efficiency of the power grid. It presents a range of views about Smart Grid; describes the mix of technologies Smart Grid comprises; and summarizes various federal, state, and other programs aimed at bringing these technologies into more widespread use.