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Smart Grid's Massive, Multidisciplinary Tech Challenge

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Between 2009 and 2010, renewable energy consumption rose by 6 percent, to more than 8 quadrillion BTUs.  (Source: US Energy Information Administration)
Between 2009 and 2010, renewable energy consumption rose by 6 percent, to more than 8 quadrillion BTUs.
(Source: US Energy Information Administration)

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Rob Spiegel
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What costs are involved?
Rob Spiegel   10/11/2011 10:49:14 AM
A lot of the advances in automation in manufacturing have been driven by cost savings. Does this apply to the smart grid as well? If so, I would imagine the advances would come fairly quickly.

Alexander Wolfe
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Grid of the future
Alexander Wolfe   11/15/2011 4:05:41 PM
Smart grid is going to top all the "top 10" predictions lists we'll soon see regarding which technologies are going to be coming to the fore in 2012. It's firing on multiple economic cylinders, as far as encompassing innovation, efficiency (ROI), and infrastructure. The build-out of the smart grid will be an economic engine as much as a technological one.

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