The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is charged
under the Energy Independence and Security
Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) with modernizing the
nation’s electricity grid to improve its reliability
and efficiency. As part of this effort, DOE is also
responsible for increasing awareness of our
nation’s Smart Grid. Building upon The Smart
Grid: An Introduction, a DOE-sponsored publication
released in 2008 and available online
at www.smartgrid.gov, this publication is
one in a series of books designed to better
acquaint discrete stakeholder groups with the
promise and possibilities of the Smart Grid.
Stakeholder groups include Utilities, Regulators,
Policymakers, Technology Providers, Consumer
Advocates and Environmental Groups.