Texas's smart-grid initiatives are getting some attention in Washington.
On Friday morning, a small group of Texans, including the chairman of the Public Utility Commission, Barry Smitherman, will brief White House representatives on the smart-meter rollout and related issues in the state.
"There is a lot of experimentation and research going on in Texas," said Brewster McCracken, executive director of the Pecan Street Project, an Austin-based smart-grid project, who will attend the White House meeting. "I think it's legitimately emerging as a hot spot for potential innovation."
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