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The Initiatives

Grid Talk is a podcast featuring the leaders and innovators shaping the 21st century grid.

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Grid Talk

The Voices of Experience collects the valuable insights and advice from utilities working the challenges, interconnecting the new resources, and testing the emerging technology.

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Voices of Experience

What is a smart grid?

The technologies, equipment, and controls that allow for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, and the sensing along the transmission lines is what makes the grid "smart."

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The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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