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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
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities
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
To address the unique demand response challenges in Europe, companies are pilot testing systems that can reduce load on local feeder transmission lines and integrate the continent's growing intermittent renewable energy sources.
Date: 10/07/2011
Type: News
In an effort to get consumers to engage more regularly with their home energy management systems, Intel has added a clock and an answering machine to their latest home energy management display.
Date: 06/30/2010
Innovating for the Future video
In this 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: 10/05/2010
Type: Video
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
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
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
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog

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