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Gov't mandates driving smart grid deployments

10/15/2012 05:08 PM EDT
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re: Gov't mandates driving smart grid deployments
Bert22306   10/15/2012 8:55:45 PM
"... given Beijing’s mandate to connect 300 million homes to the smart grid by 2015." ... whether or not the politicians know what a smart meter is. Why is this sounding like a typical government mandate fiasco in the making? We haven't even figured out how the smart grid is supposed to work, let alone what real-world benefits can be expected. It's all still being dreamed up in industry and academia. Some aspects, like energy flow upstream, which make sense, can be deployed anytime, on a case by case basis. "... greater numbers of electric vehicles on the gird, an application that can consume as much electricity as 20 households." Ah. Good to see that quantified on here, at long last. This is for those who think that when they run their plug-in hybrid on battery power, it's free.

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