Welcome to the NTCA Smart Grid Resource Center. This site provides articles, videos, research and links to additional information about Smart Grid and how it will impact our industry and our customers.
What is the Smart Grid?
The Evolving Architecture of a Rural Electric Provider
Building the Smart Grid Broadband Network
What is the
An intelligent electrical grid, commonly known as a smart gird, unites broadband and IP networking with the existing electrical grid. The smart grid was first introduced more than 10 years ago, but because of recent federal interest and investment, the concept has now moved from pilot projects to full scale deployments.
This partnership sets a precedent for how regional telecommunications and electric cooperatives can work together to provide rural customers with broadband connectivity and advanced energy management capabilities.
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Growing field of ‘smart grid’ technology faces opposition over pricing, privacy
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New Edge, NTCA's business and technology blog
Smart Grid Blog, National Technical Systems blog
FREEDM Systems Center
Rural Electric Co-ops Unveil Ready-to-Use Tools
View video highlights from the "Gridposium" and download copies of the presentations.
NTCA's Smart Grid webcast provides a high-level
overview of Smart Grid.
The Department of Energy has awarded close to $4 billion for Smart Grid investment projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Visit SmartGrid.gov to learn about individual projects that received Smart Grid funding.
NRTC and NISC co-hosted the second annual "Gridposium" - a two day event led by Smart Grid leaders in the utility and telecommunications industries.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009 Broadband Initiatives Program
Electric Power Research Institute