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AEE CEO SAYS INTERNET CONVERGING WITH ENERGY TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY

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Advanced Energy Economy recognized a number of cities this week that have executed programs to optimize energy efficiency, and CEO Graham Richards stated that high speed broadband is the key to optimizing energy usage. AEE’s release includes the following:

“Chattanooga created a “smart grid” system utilizing an ultra-high-speed gigabit-per-second broadband network consisting of thousands of smart switches and meters. Among many other functions, the network allows them to reroute power almost instantaneously when power lines go down.”

“Such relationships [with the private sector] are mutually beneficial In that the local economy benefits from green energy in the form of greater employment, reduced environmental impact, lower energy use, and business growth.”

“According to Richard, integration of the internet is crucial for such implementation and has the potential to bring about significant improvement in energy.”

“The Better Building Summit, subtitled “Unlocking the Clean Economy,” aims to provide resources for state and local leaders to implement more energy efficient policies in their communities. The event included speeches and panel discussions of various strategies for implementation.”

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