Department of Energy study finds consumers are willing to have their appliances remotely controlled by utilities to save them money and offset more grid build-out.
Sam Palmisano says the energy industry must move from a tech-heavy, piecemeal approach toward modernizing the grid to a systems-wide approach focused on benefits to consumers.
Regulator says that electric-vehicle owners can make thousands of dollars selling battery-driven power services to the wholesale market.
Exploring the link between renewable energy and smart-grid technology, IBM joins a research effort in Denmark to optimize wind energy output with plug-in electric car charging.
Utilities keen to adopt smart grids, but will outsource their management to IT professionals, Pike Research predicts.
Smart-grid company Trilliant lands a $40 million equity investment to expand while Silver Spring Networks and Greenbox Technology land smart-grid utility deal.
Consumers are eager for electricity usage information at home, preferably on thermostat-like devices. But the best interface for smart grids is still unclear.
My experience with pellet stoves and energy efficiency shows that you don't need a million dollars for a green home retrofit.
The SmartGrid Consumer Coalition launches to educate consumers how smart-grid technologies can better control energy use at a time when consumers are apathetic or opposed to smart meters.
The Obama administration plans to detail a multibillion-dollar grid modernization program, which will bring two-way smart meters and energy monitoring to millions of U.S. homes.