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Amidst fledgling smart grid safeguards, utilities self-regulate and an expert offers a how-to

The smart grid—which has seen major investments from governments including the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia, Denmark and the Netherlands, among others—will communicate with smart meters on a household’s electrical use down to the appliance level. Consumers will be able to fine-tune their energy consumption to get the best rates, and utilities will be able to more effectively manage power distribution and identify and resolve problems remotely.

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