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Nation’s first “Smart Grid” opens in Boulder

September 9, 2009 – The Denver Post – The nation’s first functioning electricity “smart grid” is now operating in Boulder. How smart is Xcel Energy’s $100 million SmartGridCity that will ultimately enable Boulder residents to keep track of their energy use day to day?  It’s so smart that it knew there was a power outage in one neighborhood 34 minutes before the first resident called the utility.

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