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The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has introduced WhatIsSmartGrid.org, a new online resource where energy consumers can learn about the smart grid.

Since more than 50% of consumers have never heard the term "smart grid," SGCC says it designed the site with a focus on explaining the concepts and benefits of the smart grid in everyday language. For example, the site says the smart grid can increase the U.S. grid's efficiency by 9%, or 423 billion kWh per year, enough electricity to power Las Vegas 207 times over.

“The website is a one-stop shop for everything a consumer needs to know about smart grid,” explains SGCC Executive Director Patty Durand. “The site was created to help all types of energy consumers, from families trying to stretch their household budget to young people in their first apartment, understand how a smart grid can benefit them.”

Other features of the website include an interactive smart grid infographic; a state-by-state menu with information about local energy data and programs; feature sections for those who want to learn more about the smart grid in general, environmental benefits, cost savings and empowerment; energy resources including videos, fact sheets, research and links to other renewable energy websites; and an “Ask An Expert” section.



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