i4Energy Seminar: Smart Grid – What is it and Why is it Necessary?

Tom Bialek [SDG&E]

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While there has been significant press attention towards the “smart grid”, there has been little public discussion of what a smart grid is, and the follow on question of why is it necessary.   To many, smart grid means smart meters; however, meters are the tip of iceberg.  Unravel the mystery as SDG&E, one of the leading utilities in the smart grid arena nationwide, provides a definition of the smart grid and, more importantly why it is imperative, particularly in California.


All i4energy talks take place at noon on Fridays in the Banatao Auditorium on the 3rd floor of Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley. These talks are free, open to the public and broadcast live on-line at  mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast the day and time of the event. Questions can be sent via Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents.

The spring series is online at http://www.citris-uc.org/events/i4e-spring2010.

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