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A report from Lux Research reveals that costly natural gas peaker plants are still winning out over next-generation alternative technologies for helping utilities dealing with peak energy demand.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attempted to accelerate development of a reliable smart grid by setting priorities for work on development of standards for the technology.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) chairman Jon Wellinghoff speaks on energy efficiency in relation to utility companies and the Smart Grid
Date: 10/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
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
GE Ecomagination announcement
The 12 winners of GE's Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid include an energy-efficient solar-powered cooling/heating technology, a network-based energy management solution, and energy-efficient electrochromatic windows.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: News
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
GE's Nucleus software displays real-time and historical energy use.
GE is partnering with the Department of Energy on a $5 million program that will test the energy efficiency of homes equipped with smart grid products, LEDs and solar panels.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
General Electric and a group of venture firms announced a $200 million fund for a “smart grid challenge” for startups and entrepreneurs with new smart grid ideas or technologies. The company also announced two new Ecomagination products.
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The new Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI) will serve as an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen meetings and will focus on education regarding how the smart grid can help support attainment of climate change goals.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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