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Smart Grid 101 Webinar

PTI and the Department of Energy presented this webinar July 28, 2011.

In this webinar, you'll learn about the role of the smart grid in energy assurance. Find out how the smart grid can:

  • Communicate price variations directly to intelligent devices inside homes and businesses
  • Help educate consumers on the environmental impacts of their energy consumption
  • Pave the way for plug-in electric vehicles
  • Help utilities respond to electric outages and even implement self-healing systems that reroute power around trouble spots.
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Smart Grid Library

Although the Smart Grid should be of interest to anyone who has ever flipped on a light switch, the U.S. Department of Energy has identified six stakeholder groups whose active involvement is required to realize a smarter grid.

These are Utilities, Environmental Groups, Technology Providers, Regulators, Policymakers and Consumer Advocates.

In addition to The Smart Grid: An Introduction, DOE has recently supported the publication of six Smart Grid stakeholder books, one dedicated to each of these groups. The following books are available from SmartGrid.gov, for use with the Adobe Reader or other PDF-viewing software.

Direct Links

The Smart Grid: An Introduction – How a Smarter Grid Works as an Enabling Engine

Consumer Advocates – What the Smart Grid Means to Americans

Environmental Groups – How the Smart Grid Promotes a Greener Future

Policymakers – What a Smart Grid Means to Our Nation’s Future

Regulators – What the Smart Grid Means to You and the People You Represent

Technology Providers – What the Smart Grid Means to America’s Future

Utilities – What the Smart Grid Means to You and the People You Serve

Smart Grid 101 for Local Governments

Smart Grid 101 for Local Governments introduces the electrical distribution system, and explains how the smart grid will:

  • Communicate price variations directly to intelligent devices inside homes and businesses;
  • Help educate consumers on the environmental impacts of their energy consumption;
  • Pave the way for plug-in electric vehicles; and
  • help utilities respond to electric outages and even implement self-healing systems that reroute power around trouble spots.

The 19-page illustrated PDF was produced by PTI and its Local Government Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) program with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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California Energy Commission & U.S. Dept. of Energy

Sponsored by the California Energy Commission through the U.S. Department of Energy
Website by ICF International and Public Technology Institute