Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Building A Better Electric Grid
The nation's electrical grid is getting old, not just in its infrastructure, but in the technology used to run it. In this segment, Ira Flatow and guests discuss the grid, its problems, and how new technology can be used to make the grid "smarter." Will consumers sign on?
Erich Gunther, chairman, Chief Technology Officer, EnerNex, senior member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), member of the IEEE's Smart Grid Task Force, Knoxville, Tenn.
Karen Herter, Herter Energy Research Solutions, El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Alex Laskey, president and founder, OPower, Arlington, Va.
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June 10, 2011