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Get Smart About Smart Grid


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your electric use dur- ing demand peaks and lowering line losses. Finally, a smart grid will be more secure and can help Lake Region Electric Coop- erative restore service following an outage much faster and safer than before. While it will still take the same


As an energy consumer, you have probably heard the term “smart grid.” But do you understand why smart me- ters, better substation communications, - nologies could allow your cooperative      - mately, help keep electric bills afford- able?


There are three key words to re-


    reliability. To keep electric bills afford- able, a smart grid will provide tools to help you and other energy consumers manage your electric use, while auto- mation devices and tools will help re- duce operational costs for Lake Region Electric Cooperative. Technology focused on boosting     


Board of Trustees


Gary Cooper ....................................Pres.            Staff


        


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amount of time to remove a tree that’s fallen onto lines, the smart grid will be able to pinpoint the location remotely  the problem. We have all been through a change like this before. The move from paper to electronic banking provides an easy way to explain the impact a smart grid could have on our lives.


Banking used to be a hands-on mat-


 on your lunch


break to make a deposit or cash a check. When buying groceries you would use a check. If your wanted your balance,  wait for your monthly statement. Times have changed, plastic cards and online banking are now becoming the norm. Through a series of innova- tions, banking has been transformed from a largely mechanical and paper- - namo. The conversion, in many ways, closely mirrors how our electric grid - tal smart grid technologies.


Just as banking became more con- venient with the creation of debit cards, ATMs and online banking, the way we distribute electricity will improve. Lake Region Electric Cooperative is working to make our grid smarter by investing in new technologies that will help improve reliability, lower costs, provide more services, and increase ef- 


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