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Utilities start massive upgrade of New England’s grid

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‘Smart’ meters 1st step in plan to save on energy

By Stephen Singer Associated Press / April 25, 2010

HARTFORD — Power companies in New England are beginning work on a nearly half-billion-dollar plan to upgrade the region’s electric grid to make way for appliances that can shut down to reduce electric bills, improve energy conservation, and connect to wind and solar energy.

The first step is replacing decades-old meters with so-called smart meters that detail the use of computers, appliances, TVs, lights, and other household equipment.

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