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FERC Reveals Proposed Action Plan For Smart Grid

Law360 (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has pushed ahead in its effort to create a smart grid for the nation's electrical transmission system, releasing a proposed action plan that sets forth key standards for power plants.

In a policy statement released Thursday, FERC issued proposed guidance on the development of the smart grid, focusing on the tools needed to make the planned systems work smoothly.

The smart grid plan aims to apply digital technologies to the nation's electrical grid and to improve the efficiency of the bulk...
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