An initiative of Lakeland Electric

What is Smart Grid?

It is the evolution of the nation’s utility grid to make it more effective, efficient and responsive to the needs of our country, the utility industry and, most of all, customers. The Smart Grid will not only give Lakeland Electric more control over its utility grid, it will also give YOU, the customer, more information and control over your electric use than ever before.

Lakeland Electric will have more readily available information about the health of the electric system. For example, voltage readings and loading information, communication with devices installed on the electrical system, will allow us to operate switches, capacitor banks and fault protective devices remotely. This will save time and help us work more efficiently.

Lakeland Electric will also be better equipped to monitor and prevent the unauthorized use of electricity.

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