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SmartSynch says its new router can adapt to network protocols and standards. Will this put utilities at ease?
Date: 12/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison says its $2.6B smart grid project will reduce outages and save customers money, but critics have doubts about the technology's potential.
Date: 01/23/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
“Le Hive,” the Paris headquarters of Schneider Electric.
French company Schneider Electric has built a campus of interconnected buildings as a test bed and proving ground for advanced sensor, measurement, analysis, and control technologies that promise to improve building energy efficiency by an average of 30 percent.
Date: 01/19/2011
Type: Article
Smart Transformer: A prototype of a smart solid-state transformer
New solid-state power-management devices will charge cars fast and make the power grid more flexible and efficient.
Date: 12/22/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
AES batteries
Power company AES is in the process of scaling up its lithium-ion grid battery projects to a commercial size, and by the third quarter of this year, plans to start operating a 32 MW lithium-ion battery project in West Virginia.
Date: 05/06/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Baltimore Gas & Electric's amended smart grid proposal, so the company will get to keep its $200 million DOE grant for its innovative program.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
General Electric could have cornered the smart grid market but failed to pursue the technology. Now that other competitors are present, GE is investing heavily in the technology.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos signed a joint agreement to deploy Europe’s largest intelligent network storage project onto a UK Power Networks substation.
Date: 07/30/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
EnerDel, with support of the DOE and a Portland utility, will utilize it's lithium ion batteries to store energy.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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