Video: Smart Grid and Smart Meters

NOVA scienceNOW produced this video which appears on the PBS site.  It takes us through the current state of our electricity grid and describes how the Smart Grid overcomes current issues by integrating the internet and 2-way communications of Smart Meters.

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One Response to Video: Smart Grid and Smart Meters

  1. CT September 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Wow, I guess I never stopped to think about how massive our electrical grid truly is. I thought it was really interesting how BGE says that they don’t know how we are using our energy, but this clearly shows that it is an essential part of the grids operation in justifying the ‘necessary upgrade’ to a smart grid by managing system strain. Even more worrisome is the notion of our entire nation being under one centralized system. Isn’t this a big ‘no-no’ in systems planning because it makes us more vulnerable? I cringe to think of what this will do in the way of complete energy monopoly as well – or maybe we already have that and everything is just window-dressing??

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