Policy Solutions: Intelligent Grid Program Oversight
We must establish detailed grid performance goals - including metrics, reporting and program requirements - to ensure that aggregated power areas and utilities are held accountable for providing reliable power and spending repair and upgrade dollars most effectively.
Suggested reading on intelligent grid program oversight:
- Perfect Power Seal of Approval™
This fact sheet provides background information on the Perfect Power Seal of Approval, a smart grid performance rating system in development by the Galvin Electricity Initiative.
- An Open Letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary-designate Dr. Steven Chu: Fix the Grid
The Galvin Electricity Initiative sent an open letter to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, congratulating him on his appointment and calling for Chu to take immediate action addressing the unreliable, inefficient and insecure U.S. electricity grid.
- Improving the Grid: Why Consumers Should Care
This fact sheet demonstrates the waste and inefficiency of the electricity grid, resulting from poor reliability, generation and transmission, poor infrastructure, and potential health risks.
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