Miami's smart grid no-brainer

It's a city that must have air conditioning to survive. Clothes dryers and dehumidifiers are a fact of modern life.

It's a city that must have air conditioning to survive. Clothes dryers and dehumidifiers are a fact of modern life. So it's smart of Miami to enlighten its electric grid. And they're planning to use federal stimulus money to do just that.

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, along with leaders from City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida Power & Light Company, Cisco Systems and Silver Spring Networks, today announced “Energy Smart Miami.” The project will entail about $200-million in spending and is to conserve energy as well as employ Miamians. Individual residents and business will get accurate, realtime data on their energy use and enable them to make efficient decisions. Here's the website for the this project, EnergySmartMiami.