Saturday, July 18, 2009
Duke Energy has established a Smart Grid in one of the neighborhoods in Charlotte, N.C. So what exactly does a Smart Grid look like? Take a look at the following slideshow:
So what exactly is a Smart Grid? It is a system to support "smarter" ways to manage and use energy, and utilizes intelligent sensors along power lines, communication nodes on utility poles, and Smart Meters at customers' homes. Duke Power has provided customers with home management systems to provide them with "timely energy usage information".
Here's the video:
Smart Grid: Virtual Power Plant
You can have a Smart Grid Kitchen along with your Smart Grid energy service, at least sometime in the near future. The pictures below are from CNET News:
It is networked via WiMax:
It comes with a lot of "stuff", hopefully it can be tastefully hidden or decorated:
I don't see a single woman in the GE Smart Grid Kitchen pictures.
GE SmartGrid Website
GE appliances to connect to smart grid via Tendril
Martin LaMonica, CNET News, 7/8/09
Privacy Challenges Could Stall Smart Grid
Susan L. Lyon, MatteRNetwork 6/1/09