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Clark W. Gellings ; With the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California.

Technology will play a significant role in accomplishing the smart distribution networks of the future. Electric utilities will need to leverage existing monitoring and control facili ties and also find innovative ways to exploit the capabilities of these facilities and of the new technologies being added to achieve optimal distribution system performance. Com munication and computer technologies will play a major role in exploiting the capabilities of new and existing sen sors and controllers.

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IEEE Power and Energy Magazine  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 5 )