Broadband Networks and Smart Grids at the crossroad between ICT and Energy
Many countries are undertaking massive communications and information technology build out to produce the Smart Grid. The term smart grid refers to the layering of a communications and ICT system on top of the existing power grid. This layering, through the use of broadband networks, sensors, smart meters and software would lead to a two-way flow of electricity and information to create an automated, widely distributed energy delivered network. The aim of this new intelligent network will be to optimally route energy, lower bills, and reduce greenhouse emissions.