'Smart meters' help with peak demand

By Mark Fagan · August 4, 2009 · Comment on this

Hal Jensen, a member of Westar Energy's SmartStar Lawrence team, explains how "smart meters" would help the utility manage "peak demand" overall, and therefore relieve pressure that otherwise could lead to earlier construction of more production plants.


labmonkey 8 years, 10 months ago

How about a written article with this?

monkeyhawk 8 years, 10 months ago

Haven't you all become a little wary of anything with "smart" in front of it? This is a great way for big brother to get inside your house. The utility, not you, will control your consumption. Also, what happens if the system is hijacked?

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/07/smart-grid-cyber-war-games-test-security-risks.php?dcitc=th_rss_science http://earth2tech.com/2009/03/22/hacking-the-smart-grid/

When all those electric vehicles that are looming on the horizon come to fruition, will there be enough energy to power them, or will the "smart grid" ration your share?

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