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the SMART GRID: an introduction. Exploring the imperative of revitalizing America’s electric infrastructure. How a smarter grid works as an enabling engine for our economy, our environment and our future. prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by Litos Strategic Communication under contract No. DE-AC26-04NT41817, Subtask 560.01.04 the SMART GRID: an introduction.
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DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Litos Strategic Communication, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof, or Litos Strategic Communication. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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From the Department of Energy The Smart Grid Introduction is intended primarily to acquaint non-technical yet interested readers about: •±the±existence±of,±and±beneFts±accruing±± ± ± ±from,±a±smarter±electrical±grid •±what±the±application±of±such±intelligence±± ± means for our country •±how±DOE±is±involved±in±helping±to±accelerate±± ± its implementation. PREFACE IT IS A COLOSSAL TASK. BUT IT IS A TASK THAT MUST BE DONE. The±Department±of±Energy±has±been±charged±with±orchestrating±the±wholesale± modernization of our nation’s electrical grid. While it is running. Full-tilt. Heading±this±e²ort±is±the±O³ce±of±Electricity±Delivery±and±Energy±Reliability.±In± concert±with±its±cutting±edge±research±and±energy±policy±programs,±the±o³ce’s±newly± formed,±multi-agency±Smart±Grid±Task±´orce±is±responsible±for±coordinating±standards± development,±guiding±research±and±development±projects,±and±reconciling±the±agendas± of a wide range of stakeholders. Equally critical to the success of this effort is the education of all interested members of±the±public±as±to±the±nature,±challenges±and±opportunities±surrounding±the±Smart± Grid and its implementation. It is to this mission that The Smart Grid: An Introduction is dedicated.
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TOC KNOWLEDGE BROUGHT TO POWER
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TWO Edison vs. Graham Bell: The Case for Revitalization.
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