The benefits of a smart electrical grid are substantial—efficiency, conservation, and safety. Well, except that last part, according to Lockheed Martin's Kenneth Van Meter, calling the smart grid a security nightmare. And guess who's in the security business?
Ford has come up with a smart new system that enables drivers to tell their hybrid car precisely when and how long to charge from the grid—potentially helping you to save money on electricity.
We might still have to wait a while for the Google washing machine-but GE as we know is also a huge player in energy infrastructures, which makes notable their announcement of a partnership with those incessant innovators at Google to modernize our stone-age grid. If () we somehow do find ourselves with an…