Catching up on my reading … Ray Gifford has a nice post on the role broadband over power lines can play in creating the distributed, interactive, active-demand-enabling, smart and resilient electric power network.
BPL potentially has a large role to play in enabling grid-friendly appliances and the customization of electric power service to heterogeneous customers. Say, for example, we want six-sigma power quality in the room in our house where our main computers and wireless router live, but are willing to pay less to get less reliable service throughout the rest of the house? BPL can help make that value proposition a reality. It also raises the opportunity to maintain sufficient flow to those appliances that need to have their clocks reset so that the clocks don’t go off, but you cut the remainder of the power.
Oh, by the way, it’s electricity goddess, not electricity geek. See if you can keep that straight [wink].