Creating Our 21st Century Economy Through a Smart Grid
New technologies are already available to deploy the Smart Grid now. Sound design, a clear framework and a robust platform will enable explosive innovation that will create a future system that will surprise and delight one. It will take commitment, determination, and innovation to realize the enormous benefits to consumers, to the economy and to the environment. But most of all it will take leadership. Congress recently demonstrated its willingness to lead by passing the Energy Bill containing a Smart Grid Title. The US Conference of Mayors demonstrated their leadership by passing a resolution in support of "Smart grids" and GridWise last summer.