The Evolution of the Internet Community and the "Yet-to-evolve" Smart Grid Community: Parallels and Lessons-to-be-learned

TitleThe Evolution of the Internet Community and the "Yet-to-evolve" Smart Grid Community: Parallels and Lessons-to-be-learned
Publication TypeConference Paper
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-2904e
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMcParland, Charles
Conference NameGrid-Interop Forum 2009
Conference LocationDenver, CO
Keywordsautomation & communication, demand response and distributed energy resources center, demand response research center, smart grid, internet protocols, internet ecosphere
Abstract

The Smart Grid envisions a transformed US power distribution grid that enables communicating devices, under human supervision, to moderate loads and increase overall system stability and security. This vision explicitly promotes increased participation from a community that, in the past, has had little involvement in power grid operations – the consumer. The potential size of this new community and its member's extensive experience with the public Internet prompts an analysis of the evolution and current state of the Internet as a predictor for best practices in the architectural design of certain portions of the Smart Grid network.

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sub - Oct. 19, accepted - Oct. 31; published in proceedings

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