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Market and policy realities are compelling utilities worldwide to upgrade their communications capabilities to implement the smart grid. Although much of the grid communications overlay won't be on the public Internet, the IP suite will form its foundation However, the complex lattice of technical, policy, and regulatory jurisdictions inherent in creating the smart grid contribute to confusion surrounding how to harmonize its foundational documentation, which elements will be updated to include two-way capabilities first, and what and who will be able to communicate and how soon.
power grid, smart grid, standards, utilities

G. Goth, "The Smart Grid Isn't All That Smart — Yet: Conflicting Standards, Differing Upgrade Cycles Stifle Two-Way Power Networks," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. , pp. 7-10, 2012.
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