What makes a grid "smart"?

Apr 5, 2019
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
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Getting power back to millions in Florida won't be easy

Sep 11, 2017
The country has a 100-year-old grid system and more frequent extreme storms, reporter Scott Tong says. Will the state "build back better"?
A couple walks through the flooded streets of Naples, Florida, today. Hurricane Irma made another landfall near Naples yesterday after inundating the Florida Keys. Electricity was out in much of the region.
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Smart houses vulnerable to virtual intruders

Jul 30, 2013
As the web of Internet-connected devices expands, so do the security risks.

This smart grid can save power -- and lives

Jul 11, 2013
The U.S. power grid needs upgrading to manage all the stresses on it. The Army is testing a much smaller grid that cut fuel use in half, saving soldiers' lives.

Why we need to build a smart grid -- fast

Apr 12, 2012
A new book details our fragile electrical system. Plus, Shakespeare broken down and 3D chocolate printing.