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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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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
Energy experts are attempting to employ superconducting transmission lines to make the smart grid super efficient with stimulus funding.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Huge savings are possible by installing grid software that can reroute internet data searches to data centers where electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/17/2009
Type: News
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Sprint is investing in smart grid technology to eventually supply utilities with advanced telecommunications products, data services, and secure IT solutions.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
Cisco is increasingly investing in smart grid technology via a backdoor route, selling data center hardware to electric utilities.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
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
Britain is looking to create up to four "smart grid cities" to test the widespread applications of smart grid energy technology.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: News

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