Bob Gilligan, CEO of GE Energy''s (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business, issued this statement today about the White House''s smart grid announcement:
"We applaud the White House''s Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid:Enabling Our Secure Energy Future and its streamlined vision and comprehensive approach to create a policy framework focused on distribution and transmission networks, and consumers," said Gilligan. "Evolving regulatory models that better account for the capabilities and benefits of new technologies, as well as a renewed focus on security, are critical toward moving our country forward with a modernized electrical grid that enables a cleaner, smarter, more-efficient energy future for all of us."
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