"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, A Smarter, Greener Grid: Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies is the new addition to the outstanding Energy Resources, Technology, and Policy series from Praeger Publishers. . . . [It] an essential, core addition to professional, corporate, governmental, and academic library Energy & Environmental reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists."
"Overall, this book provides a smart and thorough overview of a critical infrastructure under development. . . . In this text,the authors provide an analysis and examples of the co-evolutionof the technical and social components of the electricity system and the text will be useful for both practitioners and academics. By situating the development of smart grid technologies in the context of major legal and policy challenges, the authors challenge the reader to examine the interplay between societal goals, technology development, and the real challenges of implementation."
"A Smarter, Greener Grid describes and examines policies and technologies that will enable distributed resources—including efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, and electric vehicles—to transform our energy future. This book offers a realistic path to that future and real progress toward mitigating the impacts of climate change."
"This book does an excellent job of clarifying exactly how a smarter grid reduces carbon emissions and creates a sustainable energy supply. Furthermore, the book explains how a smarter grid empowers consumers to put their values into action, whether to save money or reduce their carbon footprint. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about sustainability and the planet's energy future."
"The success of the "smarter grid" depends on technology, industry standards, and policy development. The application of digital technology, integrated into interoperable solutions that address the business needs of electric utilities, is not enough. The strongest driver for investment is policy, particularly with respect to the environment. A Smarter, Greener Grid addresses all key drivers very effectively, particularly the nexus of digital technology with the environment."