The grid refers to our network of equipment (stations, towers/poles, power lines) that transports electricity from the source of generation, delivers it to your home or business, and powers your appliances, electronics, and possibly your vehicles.
A smart grid generally includes intelligent devices and information technologies that are connected together through 2-way communication systems. Electricity is sent out to customers; information about how and when that electricity is used is sent back.
Our network is constantly being maintained and upgraded. As that work is done, for several years we have been strategically investing in smart technologies. Our provincial smart grid isn't something that will one day be built and launched – it's an evolutionary process of improvement. In fact, our generating stations and high-voltage transmission grid is already "smart", since it has a highly developed communication system that provides us with a constant flow of information about the grid.