An electrical grid is a network of technologies that delivers electricity from power plants to consumers in their homes and offices. A smarter grid is different in a few important ways. First, it uses information technologies to improve how electricity travels from power plants to consumers. Second, it allows those consumers to interact with the grid. Third, it integrates new and improved technologies into the operation of the grid. A smarter grid will enable many benefits, including improved response to power demand, more intelligent management of outages, better integration of renewable forms of energy, and the storage of electricity.
The Smart Grid is an automated electric power system that monitors and controls grid activities, ensuring the two-way flow of electricity and information between power plants and consumers—and all points in between. Up and down the electric power system, the Smart Grid will generate billions of data points from thousands of system devices and hundreds of thousands of consumers. What makes this grid "smart" is the ability to sense, monitor, and, in some cases, control (automatically or remotely) how the system operates or behaves under a given set of conditions. In its most basic form, implementation of a smarter grid is adding intelligence to all areas of the electric power system to optimize our use of electricity.
FADRS® is a proven and reliable smart grid technology. Our System allows for real-time, intelligent load control that bridges the gap between Independent System Operators, utilities, Curtailment Service Providers, and facilities.
By allowing your facility to curtail its electric use during times of crisis for the grid, and using FADRS® to effect automated curtailment, your earnings will be maximized, and your building occupants will be more comfortable during an event.