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What is the Smart Grid?

General overview of what makes a Smart Grid Describes how the smart grid affects you at home The smart grid is essential for increased use of renewable energy Smart grid provides the information and infrastructure for consumers to better manage electricity consumption Grid operators gain much more control to improve efficiency of the grid Improve uptime and respond to outages faster with a smart grid Smart grid provides opportunities to more cost effectively recharge plug-in, electric vehicles
The Smart Grid The Smart Home Renewable Energy Consumer Engagement Operation Centers Distribution Intelligence Plug-In Electric Vehicles

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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