Future ‘smart’ grids might model energy delivery after the Internet

To get an idea of what the future electricity grid will look like, think of the Internet. Like the Internet today, the electricity network needs to be able to connect billions of devices and still operate reliably. Because of growing environmental concerns, the grid needs to become far more flexible than it is today, accommodating distributed power generation from renewable sources and use several energy-efficiency techniques.

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