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Gridlock and Trans Source Energy Communications

The Energy Grid is the pattern an usage of consumer energy in a region, area, or community. Gridlock occurs when trceshe energy flow paths are interrupted and blocked from energy use distribution. "Unlocking the grid" and "closing the grid" are terms used for restoration of regular energy griyre pulled for sustaining consumer end use. Communications are vital to the smart grid and an area to focu on for adding to energy gridlock solutions.

A report on The Insternet of Things (IoT) including the Energy Industry in its survey, The Internet of Things Business Index 2017 stated "1% of North American respondents identify 'energy management' as one of the areas where the IoT brought about the greatest positive change so far..." (The Economist, "Intelegence Unit", 2017). Unencouraging in forward solutions for the Energy Industry in situational problems such as Trans Source gridlock is the attitude this reveals regarding communications improvements and new implementations surrounding smart grid use.

Communications solutions for upending energy gridlock include relay reconfiguration for flow path based protection and energy use traffic management. An improvement can be made over end-to-end or point of service communication routing if continual information feed is embedded in flow path equipment. "Closing the grid" in repair or damage control decisions is facilitated through the smart grid proactive capability when flow path communications are enabled over end-to-end search and report data relays.

According to The Autonomous Grid: Machine Learning and IoT for Utilities "...IoT and machine learning are really an outgrowth of the smart grid and data analytics efforts we've seen over the past several years." (SAS, April 2016).  Machine first in/first out learning is not the most conducive compilations for emergency Trans Source energy gridlock response. Multiprocessor continual feed data disemination for analysis supports machine learning accumulation creating a knowledge base in smart grid problem situations rather than relying on problem identification and data "find" resolutions. "Unlocking the grid" rarely reilies on a single solution or solitary data stream fix.

Moving forward in the Energy Industry smart grid environment: communications is an important part of solving energy Trans Source gridlock; routing communications for continaul flow path data instead of end-to-end or point of service information benefits proacy tive energy repairs or damage controls; and IoT machine learning integration works smart grid technology more efficiently without first in/first out emergency data responses.  As smart grid technology advances, Energy Industry communications system implementations need to keep pace.

-Kimberly A. McKenzie-Klemm



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