Video: Jesse Berst explains the "smart grid"

At the Green: Net '09 Conference in San Francisco, Jesse Berst, managing director of Global Smart Energy, breaks the smart grid down into three components: smart devices, two-way communication, and advanced control systems.

At the Green: Net '09 Conference in San Francisco, Jesse Berst, managing director of Global Smart Energy, breaks the smart grid down into three components: smart devices, two-way communication, and advanced control systems. He explains what each component adds but says it's not just about the components—it's also the value you can build on top of them.

By Bill Detwiler

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