12 Sep '11, 6pm

Utilities, Tech Firms and NGOs Team Up for Smart Grid Education

Utilities, Tech Firms and NGOs Team Up for Smart Grid Education

It's been talked about for years and has a bigger buzz -- at least in the utility industry -- than the next iPhone, but the smart grid is still largely a mystery to the consumers who will have to embrace it in order for it and all it promises to become reality. The Atlanta-based Smart Grid Consumer Collective (SGCC) has been working to help make that happen for the past year and a half, and its efforts are starting to pick up steam. Already in 2011, the SGCC has nearly doubled its membership, and as GridWeek kicks off this week, the group is expected to roll out some data about what consumers want and expect from a smart grid. SGCC launched in March 2010 to provide stakeholders with research and best practices that helps them educate consumers about smart grid technology. By January 2011, the group counted 40 members on its roster, and as of last week the SGCC had 70 organ...

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