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Posted on January 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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Grid architecture is intended to help manage the complexity of the grid modernization process. Application of grid architecture techniques should be an early step in a grid modernization planning process through which utilities can gain valuable insight into the impact of change on the core network of structures that make up a modern grid. These structures interact with each other and impose essential limits on the adaptability, performance and scalability of a grid as it evolves into the future. Determining the appropriate structures, or minimal structural changes, that relieve crucial constraints on new capabilities, limit propagation of undesired change effects, strengthen desirable grid characteristics and simplify design and implementation decisions, is a prerequisite for successful grid modernization. - Power Grid International, Next-Gen Grid Architecture: A prerequisite for grid modernization