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The Smart Grid in Texas – A Primer


Over the past 6 months, I have been working with other students from The University of Texas to develop a short report (primer) on the smart grid in Texas. This project was a part of a competition sponsored by Power Across Texas, a nonprofit organization that works to provide information and education on energy. For this competition, we created a group  of policy, engineering and business students (4 in total) to explore what the smart grid is (and isn’t) and what it could mean for the future competitiveness of our state. Our findings revealed how, with intelligent investment and smart policies, the smart grid could provide a competitive advantage for the state.

Our final report “The Smart Grid in Texas: A Primer” can be viewed or downloaded for free here.

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  1. April 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Melissa, I really enjoyed reading this. I was at the CleanTX forum last week when this was handed out. Great job to you and your classmates! I would have liked to see some cost estimates and more financial analysis around investments required and possible pay-back scenarios to help people get their arms around not only smart meter installation costs, but all the other infrastructure and billing investments needed to get our utilities similar to telcos for providing customers with intelligent information. Overall, great job though. Greg Heinlein

  2. April 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks, Greg! I’m glad that you enjoyed the primer and appreciate the feedback.

  1. February 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

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