In North America and Europe, government funding for smart grid initiatives has ushered in a new wave of reporting requirements. Around the world, utilities and government agencies are working on quantifying and defining the most meaningful smart grid measures.
To understand what utilities are doing in smart grid metrics, Accenture surveyed utilities around the globe. The survey was designed to collect a representative sampling of metrics used to track the extent to which the grid is being modernized and how performance is tracked. In conducting the survey and its subsequent analysis, we found regional synergies and differences spanning the drivers/objectives of the modernization efforts to the metrics used, and the frequency of their use. This paper delves into a “metrics inventory” to explore not only what utilities measure, but also how they are measured and who specifically has responsibility for the measurement.
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