Smart grid technologies improvement also carries an important professional development. Investment in smart grids brings new job opportunities for people currently working in electricity and communications fields, creating direct and indirect jobs.
Smart grid will directly influence the creation of jobs in areas such as electrical and communication equipment manufacturing, assembly, installation and maintenance. In addition, new employees will be needed in electric companies to manage the new infrastructure and real time generated consumption.
With the creation of new business models such as energy management companies, and the increase of activity for indirect suppliers of technology and solutions, opportunities will be generated for new jobs in these areas.