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


By: SGN Staff


By Liz Enbysk

SGN Managing Editor


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.