Burlington votes on smart grid technology

Burlington, Vermont – June 28, 2011 Burlington voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the city should invest in smart grid technology. Proponents say installing smart meters on homes and businesses would improve energy efficiency, help stabilize rates and create a more reliable distribution system. Residents are being asked to fund $7 million of the project. The other 50 percent would be funded through a U.S. Department of Energy grant. However some residents do have concerns with the technology. “There are a lot of questions I have about that,” Burlington resident Linda Chagnon says. “The safety of it, the security of it, the cost of it, the privacy. That’s key, the privacy. I just don’t like a new technology pushed on me in my own home.” Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Keagan Harsha – WCAX News

link – http://www.wcax.com/story/14987675/burlington-votes-on-smart-grid-technology

info on Smart Grid – https://vermont4evolution.wordpress.com/?s=smart+grid

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