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The Smart Grid: What Is It and What Do Policymakers Need to Know About It?

Aug. 31, 2009

Midwestern Governors Association Energy Efficiency Advisory Group

Matthew H. Brown


This paper is meant to help policymakers in particular by describing what the smart grid is and isn't, examining its potential, surveying who is investing in smart grid, and examining its potential costs and savings.

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