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Green Economy blogger Jeremy Gross discusses current smart grid trends.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
General Electric and a group of venture firms announced a $200 million fund for a “smart grid challenge” for startups and entrepreneurs with new smart grid ideas or technologies. The company also announced two new Ecomagination products.
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers provides an overview of how smart-energy infrastructures are driving new energy sectors and alliances.
Date: 08/03/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Baltimore Gas & Electric's amended smart grid proposal, so the company will get to keep its $200 million DOE grant for its innovative program.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Google PowerMeter screen shot.
Google.org has added an energy-efficiency recommendations feature to PowerMeter, its home energy Web application.
Date: 08/31/2010
Type: Blog, 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
Telephone pole.
Echelon has announced two products that would allow for energy distribution and demand management beyond utility sub-stations improving efficiency at the neighborhood scale.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Philadelphia SEPTA train.
Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will use large batteries to capture kinetic energy from braking trains and use it to power the grid.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Smart-grid lines.
Smart grid investments are costly and may not always always pay for themselves through utilities' operational cost savings alone. It is of great importance to factor in the benefits to consumers and society at large and to make sure consumers understand these benefits.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article

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