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The Performance-Based Rate model that has helped make European utilities energy efficient, now threatens to undermine efforts by setting unreasonably low standards. A next generation of regulations must be conceived.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities
The standards and research bodies need to work together to set the next generation of standards based on the available technology.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
The solar industry will grow faster than expected in the next few years as American utilities drive demand with large solar farms.
Date: 06/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
Installing feed-in tariffs for solar power, where small-scale solar producers can sell their power back to the grid, is gaining popularity in US cities. The policy, accepted by Germany more than a decade ago, has turned the country into a solar powerhouse.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
The Smart Grid, a technological upgrade to the nation's electricity infrastructure equivalent to switching from rotary phones to cell phones, could transform consumer outlook on energy use, but first has some major obstacles to overcome.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
By using flywheel systems to store energy, utilities can coordinate power production and demand.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Flywheels
More utilities are seeking funding from the Department of Energy to begin implementing a smart grid to make consumers more aware of the energy they use.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities

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