The BoH conference was outstanding. It involves an unusual mix of people: business, social work/sociological, and engineering/tech. It’s a good guess that many were lost in the technical discussions. Having taught electricity in high school physics classes for many years, I know that the general public has little knowledge of this technology that rules our lives. You can assume nothing- even something as basic as the difference between direct current and alternating current is not necessarily understood (some likely couldn’t even identify what AC means). So I would like to develop a set of instructional/reference/background materials for the site. The outline I propose is the following: THE NATURE OF DC AND AC ELECTRICITY: some fundamentals DC VS. AC POWER TRANSMISSION: the advantages and disadvantages, and the history of Westinghouse/Tesla vs. Edison ENERGY GENERATION AND USE IN MICROGRIDS: the present state of the technology and the standards that must be developed. DC ENERGY IN THE HOME: Create a “game” in which the player must decide which devices may be used given the microgrid and environmental circumstances. HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES FOR CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, ETC.: supportive materials and demonstrations GLOSSARY Suggestions are welcomed.