Smart Grid

The smart grid is the evolution of our current electrical grid, using new technology to optimize the conservation and delivery of power. It empowers you by creating the foundation necessary for new energy technologies, emissions reductions, efficiency improvements and electric transportation. The smart grid also encourages more energy efficiency by providing real-time energy usage data to you.

Become a Smart Power Consumer

This fact sheet shows how the smart grid will provide you with greater control over how energy is used in your home including new pricing plans enabled by the smart grid and smart meters.

Consumer Benefits

Research shows that when customers know how much energy they’re using, they will reduce their use by 5 to 10 percent. Learn more about consumer benefits of smart grid through this fact sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions

A series of commonly asked smart grid questions about benefits, concerns, logistics and general information.


A set of important smart grid vocabulary listed alphabetically to make you more knowledgeable about your energy.

How the Smart Grid Keeps Your Power On

This fact sheet explores the questions, why does the power go out, how does the smart grid keep the power on, and if the power goes out, how does the smart grid help you then?

Rate Your Home Energy Knowledge

Test yourself on your knowledge of the smart grid and its benefits.

Smart Grid and Power Quality

This fact sheet shows consumers that with a more reliable and efficient power supply, appliances and other electronic devices are allowed to operate at their highest efficiencies and minimizes their cost to run them.

The Next Innovation

A video showing how Smart Grid and Smart Meters are the next advancement in the history of electricity and human innovation.

What is the Smart Grid?

An infographic about how the smart grid promises to increase the efficiency of today’s system by around 9% by 2030, saving more than 400 billion kilowatt-hours each year.

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