Home grid 2010-20
Evolution of the home grid 2010-20: Factors and technical standards driving it. See also Lunenburg Region broadband for a decision-makers overview relevant to a specific rural place, home-district-practices-metrics by capital asset affected for an economic overview, and unified district utility business plan and incumbent utility policy if you like to spend a lot of time in meetings with scared people who want you to leave quickly.
Q: So what does all this look like, done right? What will my house have in it?
Q: Give me a really specific example. How does this affect home security?
A: Generally, it shifts from a one-camera-one-tranceiver model to a network:
Q: I have heard that "broadband over powerline doesn't work". Or that it's slow. Is that true?
A: Those criticisms, often from persons with conflicts of interest, were of previous BPL technologies, not current 2011 ones. IEEE P1901 does up to a gigabit currently and is standardized worldwide. Longer term the "E-line" powerline networking technology may do much more and work between the poles.
Q: In what order should we think about moving towards any of these standards?
Q: If I have a community electric distributor, what should they know?
Q: What should my larger regional distributor (incumbent utility) know/do?
A: See incumbent utility policy