The Architecture of Electricity Is Evolving, Albeit Gradually

MIN READJul 5, 2014 | 11:08 GMT

Smart grid development and geopolitics
A dynamic map board shows the power distribution through California's electrical grids in the control center of the California Independent System Operator.

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The basic architecture of distributing electricity to end consumers has changed little during the past 100 years. Still, technologies have slowly evolved over time, and in the last decade the concept of a smart grid has emerged....

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