smart grid

Smart grid technology enables suppliers & consumers to better monitor energy needs. Up until now, utility companies have had very little insight into the energy demands of their consumers and therefore they have not been prepared for peak energy consumption, which results in blackouts.
Smart grid is a two-way communication between the consumer & supplier providing “smarter” energy supply. In some cases, it allows utility companies to control appliances at consumers’ homes, and to empower consumers to control their electricity consumption. This could save energy, reduce costs and increase reliability.
It is envisioned to overlay the ordinary electrical grid with an information and net metering system that includes smart meters. This technology is being promoted as a way of addressing energy independence, climate change and emergency resilience issues.

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Connecting Your Business: From Smart Grid to ‘Grid of Things’

Using the smart grid as a springboard, PG&E envisions a "Grid of Things" that enables electricity consumers to interact with their utility.
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Emerging Technologies Seek to Reduce Environmental Impact

Technology has improved our lives in innumerable ways. But is it doing the same for the planet? While the e-waste piles up, some…
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Demand for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Grows

Confluence of grid modernization, renewable energy integration and government policy is driving development of a real market for utility-scale energy storage, as well…
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MyMeter Provides Energy-Saving Tools to Homes and Businesses

Software applications like MyMeter, from Accelerated Innovations LLC, help to “empower electric, gas, and water utilities and their customers to better manage end-use…
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Life After Sandy: How NYC is Improving Its Electric Grid

With our climate in upheaval, many cities, organizations and businesses are talking about building resiliency into their operations, in order to allow them…
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Hawaiian Electric to Retool with Solar, Smart Grid and Energy Storage

Hawaiian Electric's strategic 2030 plan sets a 65 percent target for renewable electricity generation, including nearly tripling distributed solar PV and cutting customers'…
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Bigger Fish Eye Mid-Tier Smart Energy Storage Market

With states such as California, New York and Hawaii turning to intelligent energy storage solutions to enhance grid reliability in the face of…
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Firms Raise $56 Million to Boost Smart Energy Storage

The capital infusion is the largest to date in a nascent, growing intelligent energy storage market that's expected to see 40 GWs of…
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7-Eleven, Avis, Walgreens Reduce Peak Power Demand For Big Energy Savings

Capitalizing on rising peak power demand charges and new battery storage mandates, Green Charge Networks' GreenStation platform is generating big returns.
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Joule Assets Sees Outsized Returns Investing in Negawatts

Joule Assets' co-founders and Energy Reduction Assets Fund portfolio managers Mike Gordon and Dennis Quinn see above-market returns for investors in an industry…
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What Does Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles Mean for the Grid?

In a Texas study, only 22 percent of weekday EV charging occurred during peak demand hours, and better still, those participants in the…
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Ontario Ramps Up Smart Grid Investment as Coal is Phased Out

With the launch of the Smart Grid Fund, Ontario is on course to rival technology hubs such as Silicon Valley and Korea.
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Why Home Automation Systems are at the Forefront of Energy Savings

As energy prices rise and incomes are stagnant, home automation systems will be a more enticing investment as their efficiency improves and costs…
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Smart Buildings: Residential, Commercial and Industrial

Smart buildings include energy efficiency upgrades, such as "smart" HVAC systems that communicate more information to energy consumers, providers and technicians, resulting in…

What is the Best Investment for a Sustainable Future Right Now?

These are, in fact the choices, the members of Rocky Mountain Institute’s National Solutions Council were asked to make at today’s Google hangout…
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