Gallery: How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid...

 
As more electric cars are sold a team of UVM scientists have proposed a new solution using smart meters that would reduce the strain on the nation's power grid.

Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles – and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer showrooms, the influx of EVs could weigh heavily on the United States’ aging electric system. But a team of scientists from the University of Vermont have proposed a new solution using smart meters that could reduce the strain on the nation’s power grid.

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