Duke Energy Research: Enabling a More
Duke Energy released a new white paper; Developing the
Communications Platform to Enable a More Intelligent Grid, which outlines an
innovative approach for modernizing our electricity grid.
David Masters, Duke Energy manager of technology
development and white paper author, outlines his vision to provide affordable,
reliable and clean energy for homes and businesses by using a digital
communications network to modernize our century-old delivery system.
“A digital power grid enabled by an open
communications network will allow us to meet our nation’s continually growing
energy needs in a sustainable way,” said Masters. “What’s more, this system
would allow us to integrate technologies that have already proven effective in
other industries in a way that is both flexible and scalable. Utilizing this
technology in our grid could significantly improve energy efficiency,
reliability and affordability.”