Smart-grid platform provider Silver Spring Networks has launched an education program designed to increase the general public’s understanding of smart energy and help prepare...

Smart-grid platform provider Silver Spring Networks has launched an education program designed to increase the general public’s understanding of smart energy and help prepare the next generation for the benefits of the smart grid.

The “A Smart Energy Future” curriculum, being made available free to educators, is designed to help teachers, students, their families and their communities understand how the smart grid can address the US’s energy challenges. It also aims to show students how the smart grid might present career and professional opportunities in a fast growing, technological industry and be on the cutting edge of a worldwide energy transformation.

Several schools were selected for the initial rollout of the curriculum: Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California; Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California; Granville Middle School in Granville, Ohio; and Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, Ohio.

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