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For the past several years, the electric utility industry has been focused on smart grid; and for decades, the automation and controls industry has focused on the efficiency of greener buildings. These two industries have largely operated in silos, despite the literal connections between the electric grid and the electric devices that consume energy.
Despite a tremendous focus on smart grid, there is little attention paid to consumption. If the smart grid industry is so concerned about efficiency on the grid, they should be equally concerned about the way electricity is consumed beyond the grid.