How can the electrical grid become smarter? Photo by Teo, used under Creative Commons licensing.
If you want to improve a situation, it often helps to understand how it developed in the first place. That's why Peter Fox-Penner begins Smart Power Anniversary Edition with an overview of how the electrical grid and the regulations that govern utilities came to be. From this foundation, he builds an argument encompassing not only the grid's flaws, but also how the electricity industry can reinvent itself to become more successful and sustainable into the future.