Why should an everyday homeowner care that the smart grid can increase the U.S. electric grid's efficiency by 9 percent?
And what does that amount to in terms of energy and monetary savings? This infographic visually highlights those savings and what they actually mean to consumers.
The effort aims to connect the consumer with the smart grid, by explaining it simply and driving home the many benefits of smart grid technology, including: cost savings, energy efficiency, improved outage detection and resolution, as well as environmental benefits,.
“By highlighting the conveniences and benefits the smart grid can bring to consumers, the SGCC and its members can help consumers understand the smart grid just as they understand other, consumer-friendly, ‘smart’ technologies they wouldn’t consider living without – such as a smart phone, computer or television.”