This Department of Energy white paper is about the role of the smart grid in energy assurance and how the smart grid can:
* Communicate price variations directly to intelligent devices inside homes and businesses
* Help educate consumers on the environmental impacts of their energy consumption
* Pave the way for plug-in electric vehicles
* Help utilities respond to electric outages and even implement self-healing systems that reroute power around trouble spots.
This information was submitted by Jeremy Laundergan, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex, firstname.lastname@example.org on 07/26/2011.