Archive | December, 2011

Making a Brighter-and Less Expensive-Holiday Season with a Smarter Grid

The days are short in the northern hemisphere during the holiday season.   But they are brightened by the millions of lights festooned on buildings, plants, and practically any structure to which a string of lights can be attached.   Most people simply enjoy the lights, or at worst are indifferent to them.  But as someone [...]

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Smart Meters and Smart Grid Misconceptions

It seems there’s a new story every week on consumer concerns about AMI programs, like this recent AP story.  And with every negative story about AMI, the general public’s perception of the smart grid as a whole—which continue to be closely linked to AMI—gets worse.  There’s a simple solution to this problem.  Just get rid [...]

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