Abstract: The electric grid system is evolved into a smart grid using advanced technologies. The smart grid acts on various information and data in a systematized fashion. It includes an advanced metering infrastructure system that is responsible for the communication between the smart meter and the utility. The reliability, efficiency, sustainability and economics of the production and distribution of electricity will greatly improve with a smart grid. Overall the smart grid will help save energy.

Keywords: Smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, smart meter.