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Technology for a "smart" electrical grid has been developed. Consumers just have to wait for this research to graduate into products and services.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
smart grid diagram
Katherine Hamilton discusses the barriers and challenges inherent in taking the smart grid from vision to reality. Hamilton is president of the GridWise Alliance and has spearheaded legislative and policy efforts, developed language for energy bills and secured critical funding for the smart grid.
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities use network-connected meters and other new technologies to build a smart grid that will reduce outages, cut costs and improve customer service.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Roads that use solar power to melt snow, spell warnings for motorists, or connect to weight sensitive panels that illuminate a crosswalk when activated are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Date: 08/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The emerging smart grid industry is creating partnerships between software companies and appliance manufactures.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
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Brad Williams at Oracle outlines what's expected next for the smart grid from regulators and customers in this market .
Date: 05/31/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: 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
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

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