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By connecting homes to the smart grid, consumers cut electricity use by 15 percent on average by managing appliances through a networked meter.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Department of Energy has the task of allocating more than $4 billion among hundreds of utilities for smart grid implementation. The federal grants aim to modernize the nations aging electricity grid.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
IBM, which already is deeply invested in the smart grid through numerous software deals, has now created software that links various third-party vendors to a single system called Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE).
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities are enlisting major defense firms like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon for help in securing smart grid infrastructure from cyberattacks.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Korea’s first “smart grid” test bed, a major step in the country’s efforts to build a more efficient, less wasteful power network
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities across the country are pulling together proposals for grants for smart grid systems. $4 billion in stimulus funding is reserved for building the smart grid infrastructure.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Alta Terra blog post relating to looking at the big picture around Data Center energy consumption.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
As utility and IT companies begin to invest in smart grid technology, many other sectors are trying to find ways to profit from smart grid implementation.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Lockheed Martin is looking for DOE smart grid funds to pursue cyber-security. The aerospace defense company had experience in secure networking and feels that their technology could up efficiency and security of the smart grid.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Ford announced that it intends on its electric fleet to be smart grid compatible. This means that when an electric vehicle is plugged into the wall, it can charge faster when electricity is cheap and slow down charging or sell back electricity during peak demand times.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Transportation

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