The electrical utility industry is experiencing paradigm shifts across the globe, brought on by growing pressure to do more with their existing energy capacity while integrating clean energy sources. As a result, utilities are responding with new programs that address renewable energy generation, demand-side management and intelligent distribution.

With energy demand growing, the smart grid provides opportunities for utility operators to transform their electrical networks. By using Intel technologies, which provide higher levels of scalability, performance, energy-efficiency and serviceability, next-generation equipment can offer utilities improved energy management and lower operating costs.