Grid Modernization: How a Smart Grid Offers Customers More Control, Reliability and Clean Energy

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 PM ET

The energy grid is the backbone of the new digital economy. That’s why Duke Energy is investing $25 billion to modernize it.

A smart grid offers many advancements: Smart meters give you control over how and when you use energy, and how much you spend; self-healing networks make power outages shorter and increasingly rare; and we can generate more energy from renewable sources, delivering cleaner energy to your neighborhood.

This is first in a series of videos explaining how the modernized smart grid will deliver benefits including more convenience and control over energy use, better integration of renewables, decreased outages and faster restoration.