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Oct 30. 2012
Voice of Experience: Insights on Smart Grid Customer Engagement
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 spurred investments in smart grid technology and programs at utilities across the country. The Smart Grid Investment Grant program and Smart Grid Demonstration projects that it funded provided an unprecedented opportunity to... view

Oct 15. 2012
“Green Button” Tool Makes Saving Electricity Easier
Article courtesy of NREL News Thirty-one million American homes will be getting computer-friendly data about their electricity use from their utility companies, thanks to the work of NREL and a nudge from the White House. The new consumer tool is called Green Button, and customers can link to it... view

Aug 17. 2012
Seven Projects to Kick Off DOE's Smart Grid Data Access Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on May 22 that it will award nearly $3.2 million to seven Smart Grid Data Access projects. The award recipients will also contribute more than $5.7 million to the effort, bringing the total value of these projects to more than $8.9 million. The... view

Jun 21. 2012
Across the U.S. Utilities Share Experiences from Smart Grid Deployments
Regional Peer-to-Peer Smart Grid Meeting Smart grid technologies have the potential to transform the electric system by improving utility operations and giving customers information that can help them better manage their electricity use. However, before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act... view

Feb 24. 2012
Green Button Gives Millions of Consumers Access to Electricity Usage Information
In the 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama called for an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. As part of this strategy and his broader agenda to repair and modernize America’s infrastructure and create jobs, the President... view

Dec 02. 2011 and the Open Energy Information Website: Two Examples of an Open, Transparent Federal Government
One of the first acts of the Obama presidency was to sign the "Presidential Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government," which instructed all members of the administration to operate under the principles of openness, transparency, and of engaging citizens with their government. The... view