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Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Sprint is investing in smart grid technology to eventually supply utilities with advanced telecommunications products, data services, and secure IT solutions.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities will be hesitant to implement the smart grid since it is an expensive technology and it will reduce their ability to sell their core product, electricity.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Cisco is increasingly investing in smart grid technology via a backdoor route, selling data center hardware to electric utilities.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
General Electric could have cornered the smart grid market but failed to pursue the technology. Now that other competitors are present, GE is investing heavily in the technology.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
GE’s Juan de Bedout gives a tour of the smart grid system from generation to distribution to consumption. The smart grid would allow large appliances to only run during off-peak times when electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Smart grid systems gain support as pilot programs provide data about the reliability of these decentralized energy distribution grids.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid

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