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Project Sustainability

Each month, the show welcomes a new guest who will unpack a specific topic, spanning multiple episodes. Host Peggy Smedley will dive into her guest’s desire to provide alternatives that will empower each of us on what it means to have a healthy home. Simply all the innovations from energy, air, water, lighting, security, appliances, and more that impact our homes.

With a focus on technology—and how it works in the home—listeners will gain a deeper understanding of what’s coming next and what’s already possible today. Determined to give a glimpse into the future, Smedley ends every series with the same question: How can we do even more simply by managing our energy consumption to help make the world healthier, safer, and greener today and for future generations?

Jan 25, 2023

Peggy Smedley and Lynda Powers, senior strategy and collaboration manager, Duke Energy for the Carolinas, talk about why electric companies encourage energy efficiency. She explains why utility companies would even want customers to be more energy efficient, saying when they are individually efficient, it makes the entire utility system efficient.

They also discuss:

  • How homeowners can better track and manage energy with smart meters.
  • The benefits of this technology for homeowners including non-energy benefits.
  • The similarities and differences between energy efficiency and resiliency. 

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IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Lynda Powers, Duke Energy