Here in the United States, KEMA is working closely with utilities, industry investors, technology suppliers, and policy and regulatory bodies to help guide the direction for the evolving Smart Grid landscape, and to implement real world solutions. One of the most pressing issues in this market is the need for interoperability between the various components of the Smart Grid. In order to solve this problem, KEMA consultants are serving in leadership positions on a range of industry boards and associations, some of which have the goal of developing open standards – including work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In addition, KEMA has developed the Smart Grid Interoperability Lab (SGIL),which will provide utilities an opportunity to reduce implementation risks by testing smart grid components and systems of components.
Key challenges facing the Smart Grid in the U.S. as we see them include:
While they are priorities for some, none of these challenges presents insurmountable obstacles. With the right knowledge, planning, and real-world experience, utilities and energy providers in the U.S. will be able to take full advantage of the range of benefits offered by the Smart Grid. KEMA’s experienced professionals in the U.S. (and across the world) are prepared to work as an extension of your team to provide clarity in a cloudy Smart Grid world, and help reduce risk each step of the way.
If you have specific questions about the Smart Grid, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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