Chances are that you have already begun or completed a project, such as AMI or SCADA deployment. At any given time, you are investing in something new to replace older and obsolete systems. Growing consumer demand for new services, such as demand response or solar energy, adds complexity to the overall picture.
The ability to anticipate change will help you make long-term decisions and reduce costs. Smart-grid technologies increase reliability, help to preserve the environment and contribute to overall quality of life in your community. A good plan will prevent headaches along the way.