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Energy experts are attempting to employ superconducting transmission lines to make the smart grid super efficient with stimulus funding.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Two companies are working together to integrate smart meters, communications gear, networking and software so utilities could power down home systems by remote control, or they can let the homeowner decide which devices will shut down when the utility asks for it.
Date: 06/24/2009
Type: News
A number of software companies are competing for customers in the energy management market and the degree to which they can implement energy efficiency savings quickly and with minimal hassle may become the main differentiating factor between them.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
Advances in higher-voltage power electronics could usher in a new distribution grid architecture, underpinning the future smart grid.
Date: 05/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid is gaining momentum fast as $4.5 billion in grants is issued in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
smart meter
This blog entry provides a nice overview of today's electricity and transmission grid -- and tomorrow's "smarter" version. It includes primers on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, grid optimization and energy storage.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
GE's new charging station.
Technology Review's latest list of cool new products includes an electric vehicle charger for the smart grid and low-cost solar.
Date: 09/02/2010
Type: Blog, Photos
Transphorm, the Santa Barbara startup founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra, is working to boost the electric grid's efficiency using gallium nitride in the power conversion process.
Date: 01/30/2012
Type: News
Tres Amigas LLC, the partnership planning a superconducting, direct-current transmission hub to connect the Texas, Eastern and Western U.S. grids, has raised $12 million. There are many wind farms and solar power that could use this new hub.
Date: 01/03/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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