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SMARTER GRID COULD BE MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT PRICING POWER USAGE

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, AUG. 9, 2017....The electrical grid that powers your smartphone and everything else in your home is "dumb," according to the head of a major Massachusetts utility who expects a regulatory ruling soon that will facilitate energy grid modernization, ushering in new ways of pricing power.

"If your power goes off at your house, the only way we'd know right now is if you pick up the phone and call us," National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy Reed told policymakers from around the country Tuesday. "A lot of people just assume in this day of technology, of course we must know. Well, we don't. It's a dumb grid."


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