Smart Grids Start with Smarter Employees

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Over two weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard, there are still 79,000 people without electricity on Long Island alone. The future of our power grid is being challenged by growing demand, by acts of God and by age.

Utilities are beginning to enhance this infrastructure by implementing the ‘smart grid’, including the use of ‘smart meters’ that report when power is lost to a home or business in order to speed up recovery.

Doug Mead, Principal Consultant, and Al Folsom, Vice President of Exemplary Performance, just had a significant article published in two major journals – “PowerGrid International and Electric Power and Light”. The article, entitled ‘Smart Grids Start with Smarter Employees’, is well worth reading and poses Smart Questions for Executives to consider.

Think about the first question, “Do you  have a business goal and strategy to prepare employees to implement and maintain new smart grid technology?”

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