Smart Grid

Nationwide Smart Grid

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) should direct th Deparent of Energy to report on progress made on achieving the the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007's "national policy goal" of a nationwide Smart Grid and recommend additional steps necessary to reach the goal, such as adoption of a Smart Grid investment tax credit, demand reduction tax credit, accelerated depreciation, or other steps.

 

The NBP should also include additional recommendations on ways the federal government can accelerate the adoption of Smart Grid technology, including using its purchasing power in the electricity market and increasing its purchasing of electricity from renewable energy sources, as called for by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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Idea No. 74