GIS Data: The Key to a Fully Connected Smart Grid
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Overview: After worldwide spending on Smart Grid initiatives in 2008 exceeded $12 billion—a total expected to surpass $33 billion within the next five years—utilities are intensely focused on maximizing their Smart Grid investments. To that end, companies are reviewing the state of their existing infrastructure systems. To successfully meet the future business expectations of Smart Grid, the availability of complete and accurate grid data is essential. Therefore, the Geographic Information System (GIS) is a critical component. The whitepaper reveals GIS refresh strategies, processes and considerations toward building an effective Smart Grid Program.