Objectives of WINSmartGridTM Connection

The objective of the WINSmartGridTM Connection is to advance novel Wireless SmartGrid technologies in university labs, perform testing in the labs, transition technologies into the field for scaled testing, and work with partners for full rollout.

National Priority

DOE has a vision for the Modern Grid Strategy as follows (source http://www.netl.doe.gov/moderngrid/opportunity/vision.html ) - "Before we can begin to modernize today's grid, we first need a clear vision of the power system required for the future. Given that vision, we can create the alignment necessary to inspire passion, investment, and progress toward an advanced U.S. grid for the 21st century. A modernized grid is a necessary enabler for a successful society in the future. Modernizing today's grid will require a unified effort by all stakeholders rallying around a common vision".

The UCLA Wireless SmartGrid project using the WINSmartGridTM technology provides an enabling Wireless Technology for achieving the goals of the electricity smart grid by allowing power consumption within households to be smoothened out, thereby resulting in a flatter demand curve and more efficient production.

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Objectives of WINSmartGridTM Connection

  • The objective of the WINSmartGridTM Connection is to advance novel Wireless SmartGrid technologies in university labs, perform testing in the labs, transition technologies into the field for scaled testing, and work with partners for full rollout.

Benefits to the Utilities

  • Integration of home-based Wireless network to their smart meter architecture
  • Low cost connectivity to achieve the vision of the National Global SmartGrid.
  • Low power technology that provides connectivity.
  • Two way connectivity for monitoring and control of the last mile of the Global SmartGrid (homes, offices, factories).