It may sound trite, but it is definitely true: the smart grid has the potential to completely transform the energy
industry. However, smart meters and grid management alone will not ensure the success of the smart grid. Unlike traditional IT networks, smart grids require consideration of energy measurement and security. To completely optimize this technology, smart grid designs must focus on energy measurement and security. This application note considers the benefits of both energy measurement and security and how they make machine-to-machine networks different from traditional IT.