Everything is “smart” these days. Smart phones, smart cars and smart kids! Even utilities are getting in on the action by helping us moving forward into the newest era of smart technology, by implementing the newest innovation in the power industry known as “Smart Grid."
To help better understand both the technology and the community benefits of this new leap forward, a free series of educational seminars will be coming to Idaho Falls. Together with the Partnership for Science & Technology, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls Power will be hosting four community meetings to discuss various aspects of “Smart Grid” technology and what it means in eastern Idaho.
The meetings are as follows:
September 12; What is “Smart Grid”
November 7; Securing the “Smart Grid”
February 12; “Smart Grid” and your Health
May 14; Idaho Falls Power & “Smart Grid”
The first of these four community meetings will feature Mr. Marv Serhan addressing “Smart Grid; What is it? Why is it Important; a view from both sides of the energy meter” and will take place next week.
All of the free educational meetings are open to the public and will be scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will be held at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies complex, located at 995 University Boulevard, Idaho Falls, ID. The technology, already widely used in much of the United States, is the next phase in energy conservation and affordability and promises to be a new and useful tool for area power consumers.
For more information regarding “Smart Meters”, visit smartgridcc.org.