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The Smart Grid and Its Role in a Carbon-Constrained World

April 30, 2009

Regulatory Assistance Project

Rob Pratt


This set of slides explains the characteristics, assets and applications that comprise the smart grid, smart grid operational strategies for distribution systems, and how smart grid can directly reduce or enable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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