My smart grid article in Reason

Lynne Kiesling

My article on smart grid from the June print edition of Reason is now available online. Here’s the conclusion for a bit of a teaser:

The obsolete electro-mechanical electric power network, built by and for a monopoly industry, cannot support the kind of growth experienced during the last 20 years in so many other industries. All that stands in the way of vibrant, customerfriendly electricity products and services is an outdated infrastructure run by hesitant monopolies and regulated by bureaucrats with little incentive to improve things. We can do smarter.

Plus, I really like the cool retro picture of Nikola Tesla that accompanies the Hit & Run entry for my article!