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Switch - To a Smarter Future
Barry Smitherman - Texas Public Utility Commissioner
"When a customer gets a smart meter they reduce their consumption by 10 to 20%"
"So here's my vision of the future"
"It takes a very small amount of uranium to make a whole lot of electricity"
"It has completely changed the landscape"
"When the wind stops blowing, we have to bring up gas units to keep the grid stable"
"The new plants capture almost everything. Except the CO2"
"The sun doesn't always shine, so I can't go off the grid"
"It takes a lot of energy to capture the carbon"
"It may be the biggest renewable energy infrastructure project in the history of America"
"I wish the country would make a commitment to stringing some wire"
"Unfortunately, wind and solar are rounding errors today"
"At some point we've grabbed all the low hanging fruit. Then it get's a little more challenging"
"In America we have 3 electric grids"
Barry Smitherman, Public Utility Commissioner