Tag: "smart grid"
Smart meters are providing consumers with hourly and daily energy use information. But does it inspire conservation?
Post on Oct 07, 2011 by Lauren Sommer
Last summer I visited the Netherlands, the original home of the windmill. Surprisingly, I saw hardly any of the quaint structures we associate with Dutch wind power. One hundred years ago Holland had about 10,000 wooden windmills dotting its landscape. Today, barely 10% remain.
Post on Aug 25, 2009 by Sarah Kass
I've never paid much attention to my electric meter. For most of us, it's just that box on the side of the house with a small white disk spinning inside, keeping track of our energy use. But over the next three years, all the meters for PG&E customers will be getting a major upgrade to a new, digital SmartMeter.
Post on Apr 10, 2009 by Lauren Sommer