Energy Policy

GridWise's Hamilton discusses smart grid technology, urges funding through stimulus

As Congress and the incoming administration begin to iron out the details of the next stimulus, support is growing for funding a smart electric grid in the economic package. But will this type of project yield short-term benefits? During today's OnPoint, Katherine Hamilton, president of the GridWise Alliance, a coalition of more than 70 companies supporting the construction of a smart grid, explains how many immediate and long-term jobs could be created through the development of a smart grid. She highlights the technologies that would be used in the smart grid and explains how the new grid would affect consumers.