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For most Americans, the Smart Grid remains an abstract and overly complicated concept — the stuff of Popular Science to debut in some distant, high-tech future. But for many residents of the Ivanhoe and Manheim Park neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo., the Smart Grid made real means saving energy and money — and participating in a unique initiative to modernize the nation's power grid.
Shorter commutes. Fewer traffic delays due to bottlenecks. Less air pollution. And a reduced chance of accidents.
In need of sound, long-term solutions, the Illinois Tollway launched a 10-year congestion relief program, Open Roads for a Faster Future.
Changes to the U.S. Power Generation Fleet Are Being Driven by Environmental, Economic and Market Factors
A new U.S. energy initiative aims to create a resilient, more reliable microgrid designed to protect against extended power outages caused by natural disasters, accidents or attacks — and, ultimately,...