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Net metering—the process where a home or business generating its own electricity can run its meter backward and sell any excess electricity it generates to the grid for a bill credit—has become a common power industry phrase since Idaho adopted the first net-metering program in 1980. By 1998, 22 states had adopted net metering. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 further encouraged net metering,
We all love the smart grid. It’s great. It’s marvelous. It’s a wave of the electric power future. But, there are still pockets within a utility that haven’t yet felt the full enlightenment of intelligent structures and software. For most utilities, the deployment and activities of field workers remains one of those dark pockets. We all talk about the consumer, how mobile applications can
Ask Enedina Popesco about the energy efficiency upgrades to her home in the Bienestar Apartment complex in San Luis, Ariz., and she is all smiles as she shows her electric bill -- a bill that is half what it used to be.