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Good and Bad Aspects of Smart Grids


Smart grids have the potential to change human capabilities, but there are good and bad aspects of them.

Which of the following are benefits of installing a smart grid?

Select TWO answers.


Smart grids are good; they will keep homeowners better informed about their energy decisions, helping them save money and be more efficient.


Smart grids are good; they will make current systems more resilient, automatically rerouting energy in the case of an environmental emergency.


Smart grids are bad; the power system will be less secure once smart grids are put in place all over the country.


Smart grids are bad; they are expensive for homeowners to install and maintain.