'Smart' power meters herald future of our electricity use

Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 14:35 in Physics & Chemistry

(AP) -- Determined to cut his electricity bill, Darrell Brubaker took the usual steps of raising his air conditioner's thermostat and cooking more on the grill. But the key to maximum savings - as much as 6 percent a month last summer - was his grasp of the state of the electrical grid and his family's willingness to adjust their power usage accordingly.

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