- Software frameworks that can enable controller applications to grab measurements and issue commands to devices. These adaptive power applications, such as those being contemplated by the SCTE's planned standard for Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specifications (APSIS), will be able to shuttle service flows to specific paths in response to power disruptions, and to match power consumption to system levels.
- Comprehensive approaches that include continuous measurement of consumption at the granular or asset level, analysis of data for trends and opportunities to reduce wasted consumption and application of controls to ensure optimized consumption.
- Advanced network planning that allows the efficient creation and modification of complex scenarios, the ability to incorporate rapid changes in assumptions into analyses, and the ability to communicate results to both technical experts and non-technical management.
- Smart grid technologies that use intelligence and automation to optimize power supply and demand, improve grid security and reliability, and reduce operating costs.