Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Governor Kaine kicks-off "Smart Grid" initiative on Charlottesville Downtown Mall

VA Governor Tim Kaine with Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Chair David Slutzky and Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris in front of Chaps Ice Cream on Charlottesville's downtown mall after kick-off of the Dominion Virginia Power "Smart Grid" initiative.

Apparently we in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County will be getting new smart grid electric meters that will notify Dominion of outages, monitor and correct line voltage and do other "smart" things for us. We also may be able to generate our own electricity and sell it to Dominion through these meters. Sounds great to me. Charlottesville and Albemarle County are the pilot program for the smart grid effort in Virginia. Check out the Dominion News posting on this program.

Check out the Governor's Office Photo Gallery to see more photos of the event. Photos should be up on Wednesday June 17.

photo by: Peter Kleeman - June 16, 2009

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