Reinventing the Electric Service Panel
A Vermont electric utility launches a pilot program to install new smart panels in customers' homes
Dutch Utility Reinvents Its Mission
This utility is no longer selling electricity as a commodity; instead, it is looking for ways of ‘selling energy as a service’
Utility Will Test the Effectiveness of Smart Meters
Chicago's Commonwealth Edison wants to find out whether these devices really help people curb their use of electricity
Will the Supreme Court Kill the Smart Grid?
An obscure federal policy called ‘Order 745’ is key to the debate over demand response
The Smart Meter: Friend or Foe?
Smart meters may be able to help homeowners reduce electricity use. Can we reap the benefits without compromising privacy or safety?
Smart Meter Ado Turns Nasty
Police in Illinois arrest a woman who videoed utility workers installing a smart meter without the homeowner's consent. Now she's suing.
Ontario to Yank Some Smart Meters
The order affects only a small percentage of the millions of meters that have been installed. In Maine, critics appeal a ruling the meters are safe.
Older Americans and the Smart Grid
Researchers explore how age affects attitudes about a more interactive electric grid
Get Ready for Smart Appliances
Are homeowners willing to let utilities have remote control over their air conditioners, dishwashers, and refrigerators?
The Smart Meter’s Contentious Opponents
They still remain very much in the minority, but anti-smart-meter protesters are prompting investigations and continue to voice concerns about security and safety