Read the full post at Energy.gov.
Most of us have been consuming electricity from the grid the same way for more than a century now.
But that’s starting to change.
A new buzzword is out on the streets signaling a growing shift in how we power our homes and communities – “prosumers.”
Simply put, a prosumer is someone who both produces and consumes energy – a shift made possible, in part, due to the rise of new connected technologies and the steady increase of more renewable power like solar and wind onto our electric grid.
Think of it like a Facebook feed or YouTube page. Most users don’t just read or watch content – they also create their own and actively add to the conversation on social media.