San Jose to Add 75K Homes to Smart Grid, New IBM Software to Facilitate Growth |

In addition to San Jose’s plan, IBM today released its Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE), a software platform aimed at helping utilities like PG&E more easily implement smart grid projects, from generation to transmission and distribution to customer use. SAFE is part of IBM’s larger Smarter Planet strategy, which aims to help companies integrate the growing ability of information technology (IT) to improve efficiency, reduce waste and cut environmental impact across all areas of operation.

Brief multimedia posts related to IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which includes smart grids, solar power and related energy issues as a major area of focus.