Smart Grid Appliances: Risks and Challenges

Smart grid appliances offer opportunities for energy savings, but there are risks too. Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Thomas Blewitt, director of principal engineers for the appliance and lighting industries at Underwriters Laboratories about some of the challenges that may arise when new users adopt smart grid appliances for the first … [Read more...]

Changing the energy game with the ‘power of one’

By Elisa Wood May 23, 2012 Who among us has not eagerly described the smart meter to a non-energy person only to be greeted by a blank stare, or worse the retort: “Why would I want to track my electricity costs all day?” You try to explain the profound applications: smart appliances that talk to the power grid, consumer clubs that sell energy … [Read more...]