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The mist seems to have been lifted on the concept of smart grid.

Smart grid has to deliver reasonable cost energy consisting of  host of energy sources at all times to all consumers and also apply brakes on consumption if and when severe conditions occur.

Now four Pyramids that control this  process are

Supply chain

Generation

Transmission

Distribution and utilization

These pyramids are all three level ones and interact with each other at all levels, horizontally and internally vertically

There are two more one Political and the other economic  which essentially concern human decisions, making the power system cybernatic

No smart grid is really possibile without designing effecient operation of these pyramids. Hence it is clear smart grid is just not smart metering or its assiciated technologies but a far bigger enterprise.Having defined the base objective of Smart grid it is easier to draw the road map to achieve it

It is now necessary to elaborate these pyramids

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