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The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
The smart grid will give utilities data to help them plan for usage and give customers awareness that could incentivize more efficient usage patterns.
Date: 12/17/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities will be hesitant to implement the smart grid since it is an expensive technology and it will reduce their ability to sell their core product, electricity.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Southwest Windpower has announced that their compact, grid-connected Skystream 3.7 wind turbine said to produce up to 400 kWh of clean electricity per month is now available at select Home Depot stores.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News
IBM has created weather modeling software that uses data analysis and predictive models to forecast renewable power output. The software could make utilities less reliant on costly energy storage and backup power to support intermittent renewable power sources.
Date: 08/13/2013
Type: Article
The DOE has announced investing in projects for developing solar grid integration systems for utilities, businesses, ans homes.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News

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