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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
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
As renewables become a larger scale of energy production, many utilities still do not have a way to accommodate for distributed generation.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
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
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Southern California Edison is seeking $65 million in grants for the biggest grid storage battery ever built. The battery system would store wind power generated during off peak times.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Utilities
Though nearly all electric utilities are aware of the threats of power outages, higher costs, and increased electric demand associated with climate change, few have plans to cope with the impact.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
In a deal signed yesterday, First Solar Inc. will build two solar power plants for Southern California Edison to produce 550 megawatts of electricity.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Utilities will be hesitant to implement the smart grid since it is an expensive technology and it will reduce their ability to sell their core product, electricity.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
More utilities are seeking funding from the Department of Energy to begin implementing a smart grid to make consumers more aware of the energy they use.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities

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