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To cut peak-time power, the demand response company is moving beyond air conditioner controllers to handle electric vehicles and wireless thermostats.
Grid operators called on demand response--or cutting back on power in multiple spots--and shed the equivalent of multiple power plants to manage peak demand during last week's heat wave.
Green-tech firms have created a slew of gadgets to help people use energy more wisely at home. But consumer acceptance is another matter.
Demand response software company EnerNoc launches a hosted application for managing corporate energy, an area analysts predict will grow rapidly next year.
CNET's Martin LaMonica takes a road trip to get a front-row view of the wholesale grid in action and to see how the grid will change in the future.
Faced with brutally hot days and high energy demand last week, grid operators found that dialing down energy with demand response efficiency technology worked as effectively as drawing more juice from power plants.
Energy efficiency company Comverge finds little agreement on when benefits from the smart grid will be realized.
Wall Street takes a shine to Comverge, a company that monitors and adjusts home and office thermostats.
IT heavyweights and start-ups are eying stimulus money to modernize the grid but there's some concern that too much money and hype could lead to inflated expectations.
Rafe Needleman talks with Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck about the smart grid and smarter devices.