Full Title: ACEEE Policy Brief: Smart Grid
Author(s): Marty Kushler & Dan York
Publisher(s): American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Publication Date: 05/2014
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Customer awareness of energy use is crucial to achieving the energy efficiency potential of a “smart grid.” A well-designed smart grid will make energy use more visible to residential, commercial, and industrial customers through improved metering, billing, and rate design. It will offer customers new opportunities to monitor, control, and manage their energy use. The advanced metering, communications, and control technology of a smart grid would allow system operators to optimize the delivery of electricity to their customers both accurately and efficiently. This technology gives customers and utilities detailed feedback that can be used for tracking and managing energy use.