Question #3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean pharetra luctus lectus, at mattis tellus imperdiet ac. Nunc adipiscing eleifend lectus, ac porttitor dolor pellentesque quis. Donec ut lacus magna, in auctor leo. Aliquam sollicitudin faucibus imperdiet. Donec feugiat nisi nec est volutpat vel sagittis purus rhoncus. Mauris eget tempus nibh. Sed viverra lacus sed magna adipiscing porttitor eget sit amet felis. Fusce aliquam blandit lorem a rhoncus.

Q&A

How can I use less energy with my smart home?

Smart home devices can play a major role in helping you create a more energy-efficient home. For example, smart LED light bulbs use at least 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. They can also be dimmed or turned off remotely to save even more energy. Smart thermostats can save you between 10-20 percent on heating and cooling costs, a major source of home energy use. You can also identify potential issues with your HVAC, sparing you significant costs down the road. In addition, smart plugs/power strips can reduce standby power (when appliances use energy even when turned off). Standby power can account for up to 10 percent of your home’s total energy use.

What makes a smart grid different than today’s grid?

Our electric system is more than 100 years old and although it has served us well, it needs upgrading. The energy industry is poised for a dramatic change. In the face of expanding customer expectations, increasing environmental regulation, and new technology, the traditional approach of building new power plants to meet energy demand can no longer be the only option. We must find ways to improve our service and meet our customers’ energy needs in a smart, lower-carbon way. Renewable generation and energy efficiency must, and will, play a larger role.

And consumers want more information and control, too; they want reliable and affordable energy that’s clean, and this requires a unique balancing act. By deploying digital energy technologies and modernizing our power grid, we can bring the grid into the 21st century, empower consumers to make wiser energy decisions, and help create a cleaner, lower-carbon and more energy-efficient world.

How is the smart meter information transmitted?

When data is collected from a meter and transmitted wirelessly to the utility, the data contains specific unique identifiers associated with the customers meter number and service address.

These fields are validated numerous times to ensure accuracy before the data is used for billing. This process is similar to the cell phone technology where each cell phone has a unique number that goes with every communication which is used to identify a cell tower and connect your call to the correct location

Want the Latest News on Energy Innovation?

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and get updates on clean energy, the smart grid, electric vehicles and much more.

We 100% guarantee we will not share your email with anyone.

or skip