Grid modernization efforts in the USA and Brazil - Some common lessons based on the smart grid initiative

Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Colorado School of Mines
Paulo F. Ribeiro, Calvin University
M. Godoy Simões, Colorado School of Mines


This paper presents some comparisons between the trends in electricity infrastructure growth in the United States and Brazil, and attempts to identify commonalities and differences on grid modernization efforts in these two countries using the Smart Grid Initiative as a template. ©2010 IEEE.