At this year’s DistribuTECH conference and exhibition, the transformation of our outdated grid to the smart grid permeated the event. And rightfully so. The smart grid has been a long time coming, and if the 2008 DistribuTECH showed us that the industry was getting the smart grid vehicle in gear, this year showed us that the industry’s getting ready to lower a lead foot on the accelerator. The two industry keynote addresses — given by Michael R. Niggli, COO of San Diego Gas & Electric, and Kurt Yeager, the executive director of the Galvin Electricity Initiative — were representative of the transformation theme. On this episode of Currents, senior editor Kathleen Davis and host John M. Powers will explore the two industry keynote addresses at DistribuTECH 2009 for some perspectives on how to transform the grid to be smarter, more efficient, and cleaner. Click here to listen now.