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Smart grids have the potential to usurer in a distributed electricity grid, but must learn from the mistakes of cities that have already attempted to do this.
Date: 08/03/2009
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
Lockheed Martin is looking for DOE smart grid funds to pursue cyber-security. The aerospace defense company had experience in secure networking and feels that their technology could up efficiency and security of the smart grid.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Microsoft is developing a strategy for software and services for managing energy consumption in commercial buildings, as well as a strategy for integrating building management systems into predictive analysis tools.
Date: 03/11/2011
Type: Article
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
More utilities are seeking funding from the Department of Energy to begin implementing a smart grid to make consumers more aware of the energy they use.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
National Grid has opened a Sustainability Hub in Worcester, Massachusetts to educate the public on energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies through hands on exposure.
Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Studies suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with storage capacity can outperform solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
Date: 01/03/2013
Type: Article
Utilities are preparing for the announcement for DOE of smart grid stimulus funding. New York is especially eager, having already started investing heavily in the smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid

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