The smarter the grid, the less you notice it

Toronto Hydro is installing smart transformers and equipment. Among the benefits are real-time reports on performance which allow action to be taken immediately, tracking illegal power use, and isolating problems to a single household rather than shutting down power for thousands.

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  1. Nice idea, but if we all had permanent magnetic generators we wouldn’t need to worry about having a smart grid at all. In fact, if everybody were to install one between the power line and their circuit breaker their energy bill would be cut anywhere from 60%-80%, depending on how efficient the generator was. Not to mention that the life of the magnetic field in a permanent magnet is like 150-200 years.

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