The $200M challenge to achieve energy independence

When the GE Ecomagination Challenge was presented, hundreds of eco-conscious, forward-thinking individuals and groups from all over the world stepped up to answer the question: How can modern grid technologies address global warming and make a significant impact on society? Ranging from using artificial intelligence to improve grid efficiency to a new social network that promotes household energy efficiency, the ideas shared have been both intriguing and interesting.

Power up to the $200M grid

One of the hottest topics in energy independence is power grid technology, which enables consumers to save energy and money by powering homes and buildings in a smart and more efficient way. In fact, grid technologies have the potential to deliver a 10 percent savings on power bills – that equates to $36 billion a year! And the savings for Mother Earth are immeasurable.