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10 Things Learned about Smart Grid

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The first point is a little too Big Brother from my perspective, and there will likely be Luddites like me who don’t go so far into the ether, but most of the rest of this article, particularly points 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10, is very informative and jibes with other information I’ve read about the future of our energy distribution system.

By Anto Budiardjo
Published July 26, 2010
10 Things I've Learned About the Smart Grid

I first heard the term “Smart Grid” in 2005 when I was invited to a meeting of the GridWise Architecture Council in Denver to discuss possibilities for organizing a collaborative Smart Grid event.

With a background in building automation and energy management, I could easily grasp the concept of Smart Grid — basically, connect and automate everything from generation to consuming devices to deliver greater efficiency. That’s all there is to it … right?

Oh, naiveté is such a wonderful thing. After organizing collaborative events at the center of the worldwide energy discussion for several years, here are 10 things I’ve learned.

Read the entire article here.