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80% of the cars in the US auto fleet drive less than 40 miles a day, which is the capacity of current in-vehicle battery technology. Converting some of these cars to plug-in electric vehicles is a big step towards energy independence.
Date: 12/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
The electricity delivery system is outdated and far behind similar technologies in other industries. The smart grid can digitize the energy infrastructure the way credit cards have digitized the personal monetary exchange system.
Date: 03/03/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid, the convergence of three industries - power, communications, and IT, has received huge interest with many large companies recently.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Lockheed Martin is looking for DOE smart grid funds to pursue cyber-security. The aerospace defense company had experience in secure networking and feels that their technology could up efficiency and security of the smart grid.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
As utility and IT companies begin to invest in smart grid technology, many other sectors are trying to find ways to profit from smart grid implementation.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Department of Transportation recently gave funding for initial research into embedding solar cells into the nation's highways. The plan would turn roadways into an energy and information infrastructure.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
Utilities across the country are pulling together proposals for grants for smart grid systems. $4 billion in stimulus funding is reserved for building the smart grid infrastructure.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities are enlisting major defense firms like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon for help in securing smart grid infrastructure from cyberattacks.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Cisco Systems is partnering with a German utility to create a cleaner, more efficient electrical smart grid.
Date: 10/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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