Paladin SmartGrid from EDSA is a “master controller” enabling the use of on-premise and distributed energy sources-such as solar, wind, or local co-generation-without jeopardizing the reliability of the legacy utility grid. Paladin SmartGrid is now nearing final testing at an undisclosed customer site and is scheduled to be commercially released by the second quarter of 2010--far ahead of the timeline that industry experts envisioned such vital technology becoming available. A major hurdle in the deployment of this renewable and distributed generation technologies lies in how to monitor and control consumption and demand, and effect seamless real-time “switchovers” from one source to another.