Is the U.S. losing the smart grid race? And who’s winning?

Is the U.S. losing the smart grid race? And who’s winning?

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By: SGN Staff

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By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor

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Look at smart grid progress in other parts of the world and you might wonder how America got so far behind so fast. Here are just two quick examples:

 

Smart meters

We ran a story earlier this week based on an Institute for Electric Efficiency report forecasting half of all U.S. households - 65 million of them - will have smart meters by 2020. That’s pretty much in line with an Edison Foundation report earlier this year that predicted 47% smart meters installed and operable by 2019.