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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
The Department of Energy launched the Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center at Argonne National Laboratory to ensure that electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart grid technologies work in unison.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
The DOE announced the winners of $3.4 billion dollars in grants to implement the smart grid into the country's electricity system.
Date: 10/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
By connecting the grid to a wireless network that updates current price and source of energy once every few minutes, an energy start-up hopes to reduce energy consumption and enable large-scale renewable energy use.
Date: 03/31/2009
Type: News
Residential charging of electric cars may draw more power than local neighborhood grids are set up to handle. The popularity of electric cars in California has led utilities to take steps to accommodate the increase in electric cars on the grid.
Date: 08/20/2013
Type: Article
A major Smart Meter company, eMeter, has acquired more funding to meet the rise in smart grid product demand.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
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
GTM Research released its latest report on smart grids. The report is the first in a series that outlines the tremendous smart grid opportunity in Asia.
Date: 05/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
As emissions reductions estimates and methodologies regarding Smart Grid use vary widely, the EPA suggests a clearinghouse could be created for such data.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: Article
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attempted to accelerate development of a reliable smart grid by setting priorities for work on development of standards for the technology.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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