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Adopting a Smart Grid

The demand for clean energy is increasing every day as the appetite for electricity from various households and establishments swells. Replacing the conventional electrical grid with a smart grid is critical towards the long-term provision of clean energy, for the latter allows automatic devices, consumers, and operators to monitor consumption in real-time and better understand their need for energy.

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Electricity is a vital requirement for households, businesses, and other establishments, meaning power outages have a significant impact on consumers. Some of these blackout causes include rodent access to utility poles and lines. Critter Guard systems' solutions protect your power supply from critters, like squirrels, playing a vital role in reducing and helping eliminate cases of power outages.

The challenge with using the traditional electrical grid is that it only supplies electricity from power plants to consumers without providing additional information that can help in reducing the cost of power or the probability of experiencing blackouts. However, smart grid technology encourages savings, and it can enhance efficiency in the supply of power, which makes it an ideal solution for the increased demand for clean energy. It's important to consider these smart grid factors though:

Improvement in the Production and Distribution of Clean Energy

Power producers cannot overlook the environmental impact of their activities if they want to promote sustainability. Smart grid supports storage or redirection of excess energy back to the network, which suggests that this technology improves production and distribution of clean energy by producers of renewable power.

Enhanced Monitoring and Management of Energy

The use of smart meters in smart grid technology allows individuals to monitor and manage their energy consumption, providing real-time details on usage. If you can control your power consumption by checking your smart meter, you can adjust habits, fix inefficiencies, and reap significant savings over time.

Privacy and Security Breach Risks

A smart grid employs the use of the Internet to provide data and information, which increases the risk of power system breaches by attackers. When a hacker gets access to your power supply through the Internet, they can control and possibly shut it down at will, greatly affecting your daily operations.

High Initial Costs

The initial investment in smart grid technology is both time consuming and expensive, deter and delay adopting this solution venture.

In the meantime, traditional electrical grids will continue running, providing us with our energy needs. Critters will continue running about, traversing and damaging unprotected utility lines and poles. For more information on protecting electrical lines and power poles before complete smart grid adoption by our energy infrastructure, contact us today!

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