The Department of Energy is highlighting grid modernization efforts this week with a series that explains how investing in the electric power grid is delivering significant benefits to consumers, businesses, and communities across the nation. A Huffington Post blog from Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman describes the dramatic transformation now underway and how this work is vital for the U.S. to continue prospering in a world filled with change. On the OE website, you can read about the economic impact of the Recovery Act funding and how the Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid report shows that the combined DOE and industry investments of $2.96 billion from August 2009 until March 2012 generated at least $6.8 billion in total economic output. On the energy.gov website, the series kicked off on Monday and will run throughout the week. You can follow the entire series here and learn more about how the adoption of advanced technologies and tools is resulting in fewer outages, more efficient operations, faster power restoration when disruptions occur, and cost savings.