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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 Department of Energy has the task of allocating more than $4 billion among hundreds of utilities for smart grid implementation. The federal grants aim to modernize the nations aging electricity grid.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Video
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Video
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
Call center
A recent thesis by an undergraduate at Purdue University found that many utility call centers can’t answer basic questions on the smart grid.
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Washington DC has launched the Sustainable DC initiative that aims to make the city the "greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the U.S."
Date: 08/05/2013
Type: Article
The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
As the market for ’smart appliances’ is rapidly developing, wireless companies vie to become the standard used in the industry.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid

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