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GE plans to implement a "Net Zero Energy Home" project, where homeowners could achieve net zero energy costs by 2015 by smart energy management and storage.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Appliance manufacturer, GE, has partnered with software designer, Tendril, to make a smart grid viable on a large scale. The companies hope that a sophisticated energy management system reaches the consumer level within the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Technology for a "smart" electrical grid has been developed. Consumers just have to wait for this research to graduate into products and services.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The emerging smart grid industry is creating partnerships between software companies and appliance manufactures.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Two companies are working together to integrate smart meters, communications gear, networking and software so utilities could power down home systems by remote control, or they can let the homeowner decide which devices will shut down when the utility asks for it.
Date: 06/24/2009
Type: News
With a large amount of venture funding going into smart grid companies, there is a risk of over-inflating the industry. Fortunately, many of the smart grid technology companies are experienced and developed, like Google, IBM, Cisco, and Intel.
Date: 06/19/2009
Type: Blog
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
There is no silver bullet to solve the energy efficiency issue.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
A smart grid requires a flow of information across the grid and smaller power amounts than currently available.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid

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