The Great Green Grid

Martin, Mike
July 2010
E: The Environmental Magazine;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p22
The article discusses the plan to launch a smart grid that helps in controlling energy consumption in the U.S. It states that the smart grid works with a two-way flow of both electricity and information technology. It adds that smart grid may lead to the use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar, and helps in reducing the nation's reliance on dirty fossils such as coal and oil. It notes that smart grid allows power plants to respond to power needs and helps customers decide on what they are willing to pay since they are provided with information and pricing options to manage energy costs and usage.


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