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What Is the Smart Grid?

If energy is like a faucet, at the moment, the grid doesn't allow any way to turn off the flow. But wouldn't it be nice to stop the flow when you weren't using it, to store the extra energy, or to divert it to the most important things? Those are all part of the design of the future smart grid. Watch the video.

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3 Ways the Smart Grid Improves How We Live

Technology has transformed our way of life, but our electric grid — which we trust to keep power flowing to our homes, schools, workplaces, and hospitals — hasn’t been modernized to match. Now it can be, with a new investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure called smart grid. It combines information technology with power transmission to benefit your home, your community, and your nation. Watch below, and you’ll agree that there are many reasons why this new plan for the grid deserves to be called smart.

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Protecting Your Privacy

The privacy of electricity usage data is protected now and that will not change with the use of smart meters. Electric companies, the federal government, and the suppliers of critical electric grid systems and components are working together to strengthen consumer safe- guards, develop a best-in-class data security model and enforce its implementation.

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The Truth About Smart Meters

Misunderstanding advanced technology can lead to the emergence of urban legends. The case is no different with smart meters, which utilities are rolling out across the country in an effort to bring the benefits of a modernized electric grid to consumers like you. We address the most commonly circulated smart meter myths.

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Understanding Smart Meters & Radio Frequency

Smart meters are a very important step to improving the delivery of electricity for consumers. They will give you more insight into your energy usage and more control over your energy expenditures. Most importantly, smart meters will help create a more efficient, more reliable, and more sustainable electricity world for generations to come. Understand more about smart meters and radio frequency along with health concerns voiced by consumers, using credible research.

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Smart Grid Keeps Your Power On

Even though most of us give little thought to whether the lights will turn on when we flip the switch, on any given day the equivalent of 500,000 people in the U.S. are without power for 2 hours or more. Studies have shown that power outages cost the U.S. economy around $80 billion annually. Learn how smart grid keeps your power on.

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