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Senate Committee Approves Smart Grid Measure

Law360 (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved legislation that would encourage the use of smart grid technologies to reduce the gap between peak energy demand and electricity use during low-volume hours.

The National Electric System Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction Goal, which is part of pending energy legislation making its way through the U.S. Senate, was endorsed on Thursday.

The measure aims to control the use of energy during peak demand periods in an effort to provide more cost-effective, efficient and reliable...
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