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What is a smart appliance, anyway?

Article – By John Dodge

You’ve heard of smart appliances, but I challenge you to tell me what they are, where you can buy them or why you’d even want them.

Fact is they are not here yet and if they were, they wouldn’t do much good without the smart grid infrastructure in place. On the heels of the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) announcement yesterday that it will pump $620 million into 32 smart grid demonstration projects, I caught up with vice president of GE Energy’s transmission and distribution business Bob Gilligan on the phone yesterday to discuss its deal with utility AEP Ohio which gets $75 million of those funds.

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