5 million smart meters now feeding information to utility grid

The Department of Energy recently reported more than five million smart meters have been installed nationwide as part of American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded efforts to accelerate modernization of the nation’s electric grid.

“To compete in the global economy, we need a modern electricity grid,” said DOE Secretary Steven Chu. “An upgraded electricity grid will give consumers choices and promote energy savings, increase energy efficiency, and foster the growth of renew

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