03 Aug '11, 12pm

Are Today's Workers Smart Enough for Tomorrow's Smart Grid?

Are Today's Workers Smart Enough for Tomorrow's Smart Grid?

As the U.S. moves toward adopting a smart grid, is its workforce smart enough to keep up? That's the underlying question of a new report from the Gridwise Alliance . "The U.S. Smart Grid Revolution" takes a close look at worker trends and issues related to the smart grid. grid. The overall smart grid concept involves the use of digital devices and information, real-time communication between electricity providers and users, and hooking up devices and products that can interact with the grid, all of which can drive better energy utilization. That means plenty of new technology, devices and equipment. But it also means a shift in thinking about the grid, business strategies and customers needs. Smart grid projects are expected to create about 280,000 new positions in the coming years, with about half of those jobs remaining as "on-going, high-value positions." With a large c...

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