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What Is the Smart Grid?

Updating the aging electricity grid may save money, energy and greenhouse gas emissions

The Start-Up Pains of a Smarter Electricity Grid

The smart grid will save energy and money, but implementation may prove costly

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Behind the Light Switch: What Will a Smart Grid Look Like? [Slide Show]

A nut-and-bolts, transformer-and-cable view of the power grid as it gets smarter

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A Spin on Efficiency: Generating Tomorrow's Electricity from Better Turbines

Improving turbines, which lie at the core of a modern power grid, is all about standing up to the heat

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Securing the Smart Grid

The grid's flow of data is supposed to improve energy delivery but must be protected from hackers' prying eyes

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