Voters in Burlington go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the city should invest in smart grid technology. Supporters say that new technology would improve energy efficiency by decreasing demand. Opponents argue it is dangerous and costly.
In 2009, the Department of
Energy awarded Vermont $69 million in stimulus funds for smart grid implementation. The goal is to have a statewide smart grid in place by 2013. The state and utilities are now working to make that happen.