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February 14, 2011
Home-energy display mobile phone application that shows how much energy an appliance is consuming. | Photo courtesy of Pecan Street Project.
Two New Studies Show How Energy Consumers Respond to Smart Grid Technology

Utilities rise to Energy Department Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman's challenge to find ways to enable customers to participate more fully in their electric system.

January 24, 2011
Vids 4 Grids: Surge Arresters and Switchgears

A new video series is increasing general public knowledge of the cutting edge jobs in the power sector that are essential to implementing a national clean-energy Smart Grid. Find out how switches and surge arresters are making the grid more reliable -- helping to bring the grid into the 21st century.

December 13, 2010
Redefining Customer Service is Essential to Modernizing Grid

Do you know what your utility is doing for you when it comes to modernizing the grid? Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman challenges utilities to communicate with their customers the capabilities -- and benefits -- of new grid modernization projects.

November 18, 2010
Fort Collins, Colorado on Track to Net Zero

The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, is embarking on an exciting new project that aims to reduce peak demand and help the city reduce its energy footprint to zero. Yes, zero. Find out how.

October 8, 2010
CenterPoint Energy employees are installing smart meters and automated distribution equipment in the company’s electric grid in Houston, Texas. | Photo courtesy of CenterPoint Energy
Houston Smart Grid System Almost Ready for Launch

Find out Houston is at the forefront of another technological revolution, and thanks to Recovery Act money, is supporting local jobs to implement their electric grid.

October 6, 2010
Technicians implement smart meters as part of the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative, which is projected to save the city $3 million a year over a 15 year period. | Photo courtesy of Naperville
VP 100: A Smart Grid Initiative in an Eco-Conscious Town

Naperville, Illinois is improving their long-term electricity distribution through the implementation of the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI) -- to the tune of $3million in savings over a 15-year period.

September 10, 2010
Smart Meters on Tap for Owasso, Oklahoma

Saving 10 percent of annual energy and increasing response time for electrical emergencies? Find out how smart meters can make cities smarter.