26 May '11, 2pm

Cost-Effectiveness Of US Smart Grid? Trillions To The Plus Over 20 Years: "Toyota lanceert e... th.bp #green #USRC

Cost-Effectiveness Of US Smart Grid? Trillions To The Plus Over 20 Years: "Toyota lanceert e... th.bp #green #USRC

"Toyota lanceert een Smart Grid dorp met 6 smart-houses en 8 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids." Image credit:Flickr, DOETDOET What's the projected balance sheet look like for the much talked-about 'smart grid?' Telecom Engine , sharing a Reuters report, summarizes an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) study which concluded that investment in upgrading the US power grid to 'smart grid' status over the next two decades will return benefits in the thousand-fold range. "A planned modernization of the U.S. national power grid will cost up to $476 billion over the next 20 years but will provide up to $2 trillion in customer benefits over that time, according to industry experts."

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