Friday, November 26, 2010

Smart Grid Realities

Okay, that's a pretty audacious title for a Blog.  So what exactly do I mean by it?

There's more than one thing behind that title:

  • There are a lot of different views (different "realities" if you will) of the Smart Grid, and we'll discuss them here.
  • I think that the series of projects and innovations that are collectively called the Smart Grid have the potential to make this world a better place, but there are risks involved with each that could make it a worse place, too.  Those are realities we have to deal with.
  • I have always believed in being honest with myself and others, and I think that our best chance to make this whole thing work is to deal with the realities (good, bad and ugly) as they present themselves.  If we make mistakes, let's make honest ones, and get about the very real business of fixing them.
Now we could do this Smart Grid thing very wrong, and end up with some real problems, or we can do it very right, and hand our kids and grandkids a better world than we started with.

The difference between the two is likely to be dealing with the realities of what we're doing and why.

That's why I'm writing this blog. To deal with realities as best I can. I might be wrong from time to time, but I'll be honestly wrong. Feel free to disagree, because that's how the truth gets wrung out, by honest people honestly disagreeing.

Comments, criticism and ideas are welcomed.  All I ask is that you keep it civil.

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