The Great Smart Grid Debate

Editor’s Note:  This is the final of three stories about the Smart Grid, its components, and the issues related to its implementation.

The Smart Grid is meant to help consumers regulate their personal power consumption and to help utilities meet the projected power demands that will come with the growth in use of electrically-powered vehicles.

Countries across the globe are investing in the technology necessary to implement the Smart Grid, including New Zealand, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and France. Japan and South Korea are adopting the Smart Grid, and China will soon come onboard as well. Smart Meter programs also are rolling out in India and Brazil. The United States, however, is spending the most money on the innovation and deployment of Smart Grid technology.

To find out more about the growing opposition to Smart Meters, what’s behind it and the possible options consumers have, check out

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