Western Exposure

Smart grid, smart buildings

By July 9, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

State government buildings in downtown Santa Fe will soon have their heating, cooling and lighting controlled remotely from San Francisco. Staci Matlock of The New Mexican says a network center there will help manage the energy flows to make sure there is enough during “peak demand” times. Remote-controlled electricity is part of a new power program, called “Smart Grid” designed to save both electricity and money. The plan is part of a long-range state goal to reduce energy use in executive branch agencies to 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2015.

Carol Smith

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