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What Is A Smart Grid?

The Electric InterGrid – Why A Smart Power Grid is Essential


On October 27, President Obama announced $3.4 billion in grants to help build a “smart” electric grid aimed at reducing blackouts and cutting utility bills. The grid, as envisioned, would do a better job incorporating wind and solar energy into the nation’s electricity supply.

The existing power grid is a patchwork of often antiquated systems that, under stress, can fail to deliver electricity where it’s needed. The grants will pay for better transformers at utility companies and also smart meters to help consumers manage their energy use.

“It is fair to say that the current (grid) system is certainly outdated. It’s dilapidated,” said Carol Browner, the president’s top adviser on climate change and energy issues. The new plan is expected to created tens of thousands of jobs, Reuters reports.

What’s a smart grid and why do we need it? Find out below.

The first video being:

America’s electric infrastructure is undergoing a massive make-over. It must develop Internet-style intelligence.

The second video being:

To create an Internet-style power system, every electric device has to learn when to listen and how to talk.

….  as the green world turns.

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14 Responses to “What Is A Smart Grid?”

  1. boby Says:

    hmmm,,, nice info. thanks for share..

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi boby … you are welcome. Come back again!

  3. Barbara Says:

    Yes, we will see how quickly the green world turns! We certainly do need the updating, and soon!

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … I could not agree more. The sooner the better.

    Hi Brad … I think it is really great to get something working versus talking about it.

  5. Brad Says:

    The power grid does seem to fail us fairly frequently these days. Glad to hear the upgrade will pull in more of the wind and solar.
    .-= Brad´s last blog ..Get Your Hundred-Year Questions Answered! =-.

  6. Heath Says:

    This is something that many people don’t think about, but will have all kinds of benefits. Just like a good highway system is important to our economy, so is a good grid. And with the added benefits of using less(well really, losing less) energy, it’s a no brainer for me.

  7. Linda Says:

    Hi Heath … Welcome back! It sure is a no brainer so we will see how it fluffs out.

  8. A. @ A Changing Life Says:

    A huge undertaking, but well worth while, especially if it’s incorporating “clean” energy too.

  9. Linda Says:

    Hi A. … It certainly is taking clean energy as much as it can.

  10. Karen Says:

    This is a smart choice and I don’t mind sending my money here.

  11. Linda Says:

    Hi Karen … You bet! I will be as well.

  12. Maureen Says:

    Great information Linda-
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Generic Marketing System Confusion =-.

  13. Linda Says:

    Hi Maureen … You are welcome! 🙂

  14. Mukda Saigua Says:

    Amazing post.
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information with us.!!!

    Keep sharing.

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