There is a rapid growth in Smart Grid and
Internet of Things (IOT) technologies in the recent days.
IOT is a connection of network of physical objects with the
internet through sensors and other technologies using any
service. Smart Grid is a data communication network
which is incorporated with the power grid to assemble
and study data that are gathered from transmission lines,
distribution substations, and consumers. IOT is widely
used in smart energy monitoring and controlling,
automation in industries, and a variety of applications.
IOT devices are used to monitor and control grid
parameters for steady and useful power delivery at
various stages of smart grid. These technologies, when
used in combination offer energy optimization and user
friendliness in terms of monitoring and controlling of
electronic devices. Although IOT incorporation in the
Smart grid domain contributes lots of service, the threats
needs to be solved for the efficient use of the grid. An
extensive survey of IOT based Smart Grid environments
to provide effective solutions to these threats is done in
this paper. The software solutions, challenges such as
stability in connection, communication, cost and
information privacy and security is also discussed
Keywords : IOT, Smart Grid, Monitoring, GSM Modem, Sensors.