May 28, 2009

Smart Grid

Joan Cartan-Hansen sits down with Mike Weedall, Vice President of Energy Efficiency at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Weedall will explain the function and impact of a new technology called the "Smart Grid" that the U.S. government is pursuing.

The federal government is about to invest millions into developing a Smart Grid. This show looks at the impact of a digital system that will allow real-time communication among power users, suppliers and generators. Weedall will explain how this will save energy, provide insight on what individual homeowners might experience, and describe the role a Smart Grid will play in America's future energy needs.