Futurists foresee the Smart Grid as a realistic technology that will empower energy consumers to take actions that simultaneously benefit their families through lower energy bills and the environment through overall reduced demand.
This reduced demand means that the power companies construct fewer new power plants and thus reduce their overall operations costs and the fights over plant siting. Will all cities gain equally from the Smart Grid revolution? Could the same ""treatment""--the introduction of the Smart Grid--in fact offer different outcomes for different cities?
In this HBR webinar, author Matthew Kahn discusses his book Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future.