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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
By connecting homes to the smart grid, consumers cut electricity use by 15 percent on average by managing appliances through a networked meter.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
IBM has created weather modeling software that uses data analysis and predictive models to forecast renewable power output. The software could make utilities less reliant on costly energy storage and backup power to support intermittent renewable power sources.
Date: 08/13/2013
Type: Article
IBM is providing technology to help cities and utilities build a smart grid infrastructure. The company is currently focused on modeling for communities of 200,000 and under, where 40 percent of the US population resides.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
IBM, which already is deeply invested in the smart grid through numerous software deals, has now created software that links various third-party vendors to a single system called Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE).
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog, News
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
China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid

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