Gallery: Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

 

The Smart Grid and all of its energy-saving intelligence is coming to Boulder, Colorado, making this picturesque town at the foot of the Rockies poised to become the nation’s first fully integrated Smart Grid City within the next few years! Chosen by Xcel Energy for its location, ideal size and current infrastructure, Boulder was also chosen because of in-place smart grid initiatives through University of Colorado and several other nearby institutions. Xcel Energy and its Smart Grid Consortium will start research over the next few weeks and the first phase of Smart Grid City could be in place as early as August 2008!

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  1. Inhabitat » Tiny ... April 7, 2008 at 8:00 am

    […] and mirrors the quality of light radiated by the sun, yet is produced by one of the smallest, most energy efficient light sources we’ve […]

  2. Gallery of Contemporary... April 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    […] Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town (Inhabitat) “The Smart Grid and all of its energy-saving intelligence is coming to Boulder, Colorado, making this picturesque town at the foot of the Rockies poised to become the nation’s first fully integrated Smart Grid City within the next few years!” (tags: Boulder environment) […]

  3. hugo April 3, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Looks fine. Indeed centralised power generating gives a lot of losses when distributed. And such projects gives back the power to the people (literally), making people think about their usage and abusage.

    Big step to sustainability!

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