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The involvement of the crew and the utility customer is a powerful untapped source of telemetry, control and general network information, not available by any other means. Furthermore, it is effective over the entire network. This human grid must be integrated into the control center ADMS systems to receive the input data and to push better visualization of the operation of the network to both crews and customers, for their benefit. Finally a smart grid technology will provide a value proposition. Not only does the human grid enable more informed decisions on the part of the consumer regarding energy usage, but also allows the utility to leverage grid-edge information to further enhance the overall efficiency of the network for all stakeholders impacted by the grid.
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