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Utilities and third-party companies will have to develop a suite of applications to help customers monitor and manage their energy use.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: News
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
Gridwise Global Forum.
The inaugural GridWise Global Forum brought together an eclectic group of industry and public officials to discuss the future of the smart grid.
Date: 09/24/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Components of the next-generation smart-energy grid could be hacked in order to change household power settings or to spoof communications with a utility's network, according to a study of three pilot implementations.
Date: 04/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Beacon Power is working to build a smarter grid with a technology that has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci's time. Here is how the simple, ubiquitous flywheel may become the next best hope for the U.S. electric grid.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: Article
Spurred by California's AB 2514--an assembly bill to to promote energy storage in the state--analysts from StrateGen Consulting provide an analysis that demonstrates the value of energy storage as an alternative to natural gas-fired peaker plants.
Date: 06/28/2010
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
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
The smart grid, which has been called "the last great network we will build", is being pursued by countless start-ups, but also faces many challenges to get off the ground.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Innovating for the Future video
Venture capitalists and leaders of transformational companies from inside and outside the energy industry discuss lessons learned, best practices and great ideas relating to innovation and the smart grid.
Date: 10/13/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid

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