Grid 2030 is a fully automated power delivery network that monitors and controls every customer and node, ensuring a two-way flow of electricity and information between the power plant and the appliance, and all points in between. Its distributed intelligence, coupled with broadband communications and automated control systems, enables real-time market transactions and seamless interfaces among people, buildings, industrial plants, generation facilities, and the electric network.
Grid 2030 consists of three major elements:
- A national electricity “backbone”
- Regional interconnections, which include Canada and Mexico
- Local distribution, mini- and micro-grids providing services to customers and obtaining services from generation resources anywhere on the continent.