An initiative of Lakeland Electric

What is Smart Grid?

It is the evolution of the nation’s utility grid to make it more effective, efficient and responsive to the needs of our country, the utility industry and, most of all, customers. The Smart Grid will not only give Lakeland Electric more control over its utility grid, it will also give YOU, the customer, more information and control over your electric use than ever before.

With the introduction of Time of Use (TOU) rates and the web portal, you’ll be able to see your hourly usage during the days of the month. You may be able to shift some of this load from an on-peak time to an off-peak time. This saves you money and also reduces the amount of energy Lakeland Electric has to generate. Our generators can be used more effectively and efficiently and will delay the need to install new generators.

These are just a few of the innovations that are coming your way today with more advanced features to be added in the future.

Scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011, Smart Grid is a system that will be useful and productive for all Lakeland Electric customers.

Smart Meters are one important piece of the broader, city-wide Smart Grid initiative. To learn how the new technology will give you more control over your energy consumption, plug in here.