An energy grid that thinks.Watch Video
Many people who know a little bit about the smart grid think of smart meters when they think of this new technology, but replacing older meters with new smart meters is just one example of how we are leveraging new technology to improve your energy experience. In fact, we're updating the entire energy delivery grid, from the substation to your home.
What does this mean for you?
- You will have more access to insightful information about your household energy usage, which can help you save energy and money.
- The same technology that gives us greater visibility into what is happening on the grid in real time also allows us to remotely reroute power to shorten or even prevent you from having a power outage.
- The more efficient digital smart grid is becoming more reliable, and more capable of connecting to renewable energy resources like solar and wind power, to deliver cleaner energy to your neighborhood.
Imagine being able to see your home's energy usage on a daily basis. You would then have the ability to identify which of those kitchen appliances are costing you the most money to operate – and perhaps even make minor adjustments that could have a big impact on your energy bill. You might even learn that replacing that old refrigerator in your garage or swapping out that 1995 dryer with a more efficient version could pay for itself three times over.
We are committed to enabling you to take control of your energy consumption through the smart grid. As we deploy new grid technologies, we're excited about giving our customers the opportunity to shape the future of energy with us.