Making the most of the smart grid: the consumer empowerment “triad”

April 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

In my view, the whole point of the smart grid is the benefits it can deliver to consumers, utilities, and society.

The smart grid will not only reduce energy waste and help utilities operate more efficiently — it also will improve reliability, deliver even more energy savings, minimize the need for extra power plants to meet peak demand, accommodate more wind and solar generation, and make it more economical to drive electric vehicles.

These lofty goals are supported by this triad of consumer empowerment strategies…

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