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Grid Modernization

A smart grid is an electric system enhanced with innovative digital technologies like smart substations, smart switches, and smart meters that detect problems on the electric system so you experience improved reliability, better service and greater control over your electricity use.

A Smart Grid Provides Three Key Benefits

  1. Fewer and shorter power outages.
  2. Tools and services that can help you save money.
  3. A cleaner, greener planet for future generations.


BGE Smart Grid - The Big Picture Audio Transcript


What Makes a Grid "Smart?"

In the same way that today’s “smart phone” technology merged the power of computers with cellular phones, smart grid technology merges the power of computers with the electric grid.

  • Smart switches isolate problems on the electric system and automatically reroute power so that electricity keeps flowing to as many people as possible.
  • Smart substations detect potential problems and automatically notify BGE to help prevent power outages.
  • Smart meters can notify BGE when an outage occurs to help restore power more quickly, and provide you access to more energy-usage information to help you save.


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Smart Grid - The Big Picture Video
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