Course NumberEE-02-701
PDH Hours5
Energy and CO2 Benefits of the Smart Grid

Energy and CO2 Benefits of the Smart Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is leading national efforts to modernize the electric grid; enhance security and reliability of the energy infrastructure; and facilitate recovery from disruptions to energy supply. One key element of DOE’s strategy for modernizing the electric grid is to take advantage of the potential for information technology to change the operational and control strategies it uses to help keep electricity affordable by improving the cost-effectiveness of grid infrastructure investments and increasing the reliability of electricity supply and delivery to customers.

This course articulates nine mechanisms by which the smart grid can reduce energy use and carbon impacts associated with generating and delivering electricity. To the extent possible, it presents quantitative estimates of potential impacts for each of the mechanisms through a detailed search of published results and by conducting simple analyses of the potential effects. This course does not attempt to justify the cost effectiveness of the smart grid, which to date has been based primarily upon the twin pillars of cost-effective operation and improved reliability. Rather, it attempts to quantify the additional benefits inherent in the smart grid’s potential contribution to the nation’s goal of mitigating climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of the electric power system.

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Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Smart Grid – What it Is, What it Does, and Who it Benefits
  • The Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency
  • The Smart Grid and Renewables
  • Comparison with Related Studies

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