Oak Park Gets the Nod for 2-year Smart Grid Test #energy #savings

By Ken Manson, Special to the Tribune After a worldwide search, Oak Park has been selected to participate in a smart grid two-year test that would install free solar panels on 200 buildings, reduce electricity use, and provide data on usage between those buildings and a network operating center in Village Hall. The Village Board unanimously approved a memo of understanding with the Korean Smart Grid Institutes and the Institute for Sustainable Energy Development to collaborate on a residential project that "will showcase the cost savings and energy efficiencies of smart grid technologies. This includes solar panels, battery storage, energy management and demand response programs." "This is one of the most significant votes any of us will have (in their time on the board)," president David Pope said. Oak Park is not on the hook financially, Bob Greenlee, legal counsel for t...

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