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A study conducted by Microsoft revealed that the Smart Grid is being adopted much slower than previously thought.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
As utilities face challenges in implementing smart grids, this article discusses a framework to help utilities evaluate, plan, and deploy smart grid information technologies.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Xtreme power will employ a "chemical capacitor" battery technology, said to be more efficient and cost effective than lithium ion batteries, to store energy produced by a planned wind farm on Oahu, Hawaii.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: battery, DOE, wind
Democrats will turn the focus to energy efficiency standards and incentive programs this week with hearings in the Senate and House energy panels.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Japan, South Korea, and China are investing billions for smart grid infrastructure and information technology.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
A new "Smart Appliance Report" projects the global household smart appliance market to grow from $3 billion to $15 billion by 3015.
Date: 03/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E will distribute $100 million for research on energy efficient building technologies and smart grid concepts.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Blog
A community energy storage pilot project using lithium ion batteries is set to go online by the middle of this year.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Blog
Smart grid policy standards got some attention during the final hours of the Copenhagen climate conference with representation from smart grid companies speaking to delegates.
Date: 12/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Smart Grid
The smart grid will give utilities data to help them plan for usage and give customers awareness that could incentivize more efficient usage patterns.
Date: 12/17/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid

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