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Author: Kristina Tajchman

Affiliation: University of Texas, United States

ISBN: 978-989-8565-55-6

Keyword(s): Smart Grid, Infrastructure, Electricity, Grid Modernization, Utility Size, Small Utilities.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Energy and Economy ; Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities ; Smart Cities ; Smart Grids ; Smart Grids and Renewable Technologies

Abstract: Modernizing the electric grid and turning the smart grid vision into reality is a complex and multi-decade undertaking presenting significant challenges for utility companies. This paper highlights the particular challenge smaller utilities face as they consider smart grid initiatives. Six key barriers to smart grid implementation are selected and presented here in a qualitative assessment including 1) the need for individually tailored solutions, 2) a questionable value proposition, 3) the lack of communication and information technology (IT) infrastructure, 4) mixed consumer engagement, 5) an aging workforce, and 6) an awkward progression of regulations and standard development. The objective of this effort is to stress the missed opportunity that may exist to promote the early engagement of smaller utilities in national smart grid deployment efforts

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Paper citation in several formats:
Tajchman, K. (2013). Smart Grids and Small Utilities - A Preliminary Analysis on the Contribution of Utility Size to Successful Smart Grid Deployment.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-8565-55-6, pages 71-76. DOI: 10.5220/0004398600710076

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