Some smart grid basics
August 3rd, 2009

A video from Discovery Tech provides a brief overview of some smart grid basics. The screenshot from the video above is illustrating a refrigerator that communicates directly with the smart grid that knows what is happening with electricity in the community in which the house is located. The smart grid will be networked across the entire country in the vision now being developed. Will someone’s cooling needs thousands of miles away allow your frig to get warm and spoil your tomatoes? The video say not: “This isn’t big brother: you can override the computer if you need your shirt washed right away or have to run the dishwasher before your dinner guests arrive.”

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