VT Law School: Smart Grid Adoption Is Improving

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(Host) Vermont Law School says the adoption of "smart grid technology" by the state’s largest electric utility is going well.

Smart meters communicate between a utility and its customers to monitor and reduce power use.

Vermont Law School is studying the roll-out of the technology by Central Vermont Public Service and six other utilities around the country.

Kevin Jones is leader of the project. He says Vermont utilities collaborated in applying for federal money to pay for the technology. And he says that cooperation is still helping.

(Jones) "What that essentially did, I think, was improve the quality of the program and will improve consistency in the rollout amongst the utilities and add to a better value for the dollars invested in Vermont."

(Host) Jones says a smooth adoption of the technology is likely to ensure that it accomplishes the goals of lowering electricity consumption – and reducing emissions.

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