The Energy Collective has another webinar coming up on 10/28, 1pm EST on Rethinking the Electric Grid: Modernizing the Nation's Transmission System. Marc Gunther will be moderating. This will be is the second in the series they are putting on this fall:
With $4 billion of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designated for the “Smart Grid,” or modernization of the nation’s electrical transmission systems, investment has accelerated at a feverish pace in viable projects initiated by utilities, research facilities, and technology companies.The Smart Grid represents more than a commercial opportunity. It will make possible more efficient and lower cost delivery of power, better informed customers, smart appliances, distributed energy, electric cars and a host of other innovations yet to be invented.