Most of the hype around Smart Grid is about the residential meters. Smart Papers, the company that manufacturers and markets some of the best premium coated papers in the world, has leveraged aspects of Smart Grid and the PI System in order to manage energy usage on a real time basis and reduce costs. Improved operations and greater stability of the electric power grid at the Smart Papers node were added benefits. In this presentation, Dan Maheu, President and COO of Smart Papers, describes their strategy, implementation, risk mitigation and benefits. He also discusses obstacles and how they were successfully overcome.