Smart grid recommendations and resources

With the right choices we can can realize the smart grid's environmental promise

The U.S. is poised to spend around $2 trillion over the next decade replacing our antiquated electricity infrastructure, creating a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revolutionize how we generate, distribute and use electricity.

By making smart investments in a "smart" green grid, we can greatly reduce our use of dirty energy and advance our energy independence and economic growth.


Benefits of the smart grid

A well-designed grid will benefit people, the economy and the environment.


Demonstration projects

EDF is involved in smart grid development partnerships across the country.

  • Austin, TX: Pecan Street began in 2008 as a community collaboration to reinvent the energy system.
  • San Diego, CA: San Diego Gas and Electric: developing smart grid gold standard for California deployment.
  • Chicago, IL: Partnership to guide statewide smart grid development, including health benefits.
  • Charlotte, NC: Partnership to reduce energy use in downtown commercial buildings.

Getting the rules right

Working with local partners, we helped define the key steps and evaluation framework for a successful smart grid.

Our smart grid experts

John Finnigan John Finnigan Senior Regulatory Attorney Email John



Media contact

  • Mica Odom512-691-3451 (office)
    512-619-8453 (cell)
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How we use partnerships

To solve tough problems, we work with everyone from private equity fund managers to moms to Midwestern farmers.

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