Smart grid appliances offer opportunities for energy savings, but there are risks too. Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Thomas Blewitt, director of principal engineers for the appliance and lighting industries at Underwriters Laboratories about some of the challenges that may arise when new users adopt smart grid appliances for the first time.
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