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EIA: Smart Grid Legislative and Regulatory Policies and Case Studies

Smart Grid Legislative and Regulatory Policies and Case Studies, December 12, 2011 [299 pages, PDF]

  • “In recent years, a number of U.S. states have adopted or are considering smart grid related laws, regulations, and voluntary or mandatory requirements. At the same time, the number of smart grid pilot projects has been increasing rapidly. Recent activity includes the deployment of smart meters, distribution automation and demand response (DR) programs. This increased activity is supported by the disbursement of almost $4.5 billion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding targeted specifically to smart grid initiatives. Federal mandates are promoting smart grid projects, specifically Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Title XIII, which establishes a national policy for grid modernization and provides incentives for stakeholders to invest in smart grid initiatives.”
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