The technology is a step toward creating virtual power stations that would enable smarter electricity use by homes and businesses

This article titled “An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid” was written by Damian Carrington, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 11th October 2016 05.00 UTC

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine to manage electricity use more smartly.

The new technology could lead to lower energy bills for consumers who allow small variations in the energy consumption of their appliances, such as water heaters or freezers.

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