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Sacramento utility to install smart meters, energy storage devices, and solar panel inverter systems to help manage power from rooftop solar panels.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
The DOE announced the winners of $3.4 billion dollars in grants to implement the smart grid into the country's electricity system.
Date: 10/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The new Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI) will serve as an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen meetings and will focus on education regarding how the smart grid can help support attainment of climate change goals.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities are preparing for the announcement for DOE of smart grid stimulus funding. New York is especially eager, having already started investing heavily in the smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
Cisco Systems is partnering with a German utility to create a cleaner, more efficient electrical smart grid.
Date: 10/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The federal government release its draft of smart grid standards, laying the foundation of the regulations that will accompany the emerging industry.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Commerce Department reveals the first 77 smart grid standards along with gaps and priorities to be addressed. A final report is expected to be released by the end of the year.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid
IBM is providing technology to help cities and utilities build a smart grid infrastructure. The company is currently focused on modeling for communities of 200,000 and under, where 40 percent of the US population resides.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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