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The Final Five Smart Grid and Smart City Predictions for 2020

January 14, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

We’ve seen so much significant change in the past six years and will see more innovations in technologies, policies and financial drivers that build smarter cities as well as smarter grids. Here are the final five of my ten predictions of how much can happen in six years time[read more]

Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook

December 19, 2013 by Jeff St. John

Big Data, Smart Grid

"Big data" may be the most overused buzz-phrase in the smart grid industry today. But that doesn’t mean that managing, analyzing and deriving operational and customer value from the massive amounts of data being collected by utilities isn’t important and valuable, or that utilities aren't spending on it.[read more]

Transactive Energy: The Next Big Deal for the Smart Grid?

July 27, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy

Transactive energy (TE) is a new hot topic, but what exactly is it? TE is a means of using economic signals or incentives to engage all the intelligent devices in the power grid to get a more optimal allocation of resources and engage demand in new ways.[read more]

Real-Time, Big-Data-Enabled Demand Reductions Becoming Go-To Smart Grid App

July 23, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

Of all the forward-thinking at the 10th annual Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid in Washington, DC and similar conferences in the U.S., one new application is appears curiously off the main radar screen.[read more]

Smart Grid Investment: Different Priorities Could Lead to Similar Results

April 30, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Without an evolution of business models, we could be left contemplating which devices in our homes and businesses get highest priority for electricity delivered from a grid that lacks resiliency and results in reduced reliability.[read more]

Cisco chases billion-dollar smart grid dreams

May 27, 2009 by Big Gav

Smart grids continue to be the main area of focus for cleantech lately - has a report on Cisco's entry into the market - Cisco chases billion-dollar smart grid dreams.San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) today announced what some in the industry might have already suspected: The company is seeking to sell its...[read more]