Yes, it has taken multiple storms, federal stimulus funds and technological advances, but, with experience, utilities are starting to see the benefits of investing in comprehensive smart grid communications systems. Of course, the topology, hardware and software of these new networks will be as varied as the areas they serve, but the goals of this growing transformation are universal: shorter outages, increased reliability and efficiency, and, possibly, even new markets. Truly, all things are possible with the converged networks and expanded reach these new systems bring to the electric power industry.


Alcatel-Lucent |

Alstom |

AltaLink |

Beckwith Electric |

Cisco |

DistribuTECH |


G&W Electric |

GE |

GridMaven |


Inmarsat |

Itron |

Lindsey Manufacturing |

National Grid |

Navigant |

On-Ramp Wireless |

Power Delivery Products


S&C Electric |

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories |

San Diego Gas & Electric |

Silver Spring Networks |

Verizon |

Wipro |