Smart Grid: Smart Idea (part 1)

Editor’s Note: This is the first of three stories about the Smart Grid.

The Smart Grid is coming - find out why and how it works

Few consumers really understand what the Smart Grid is. Newspapers keep churning out stories about it, but these stories may leave you wondering why you should care about it. The how’s and why’s of the Smart Grid are both complex and important to understand, but let’s focus on the “what” first.

The intent of the Smart Grid is to allow utilities and consumers to monitor and adjust electrical use on a continual basis.

To learn more about what the Smart Grid is, how it came about and finally understand why it’s important, see