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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.
Utilities keen to adopt smart grids, but will outsource their management to IT professionals, Pike Research predicts.
Utilities and tech companies say they need to do a better job selling the benefits of a digital energy infrastructure because consumer buy-in is needed for energy efficiency gains.
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.
Fatter pipes: networking giant Cisco anticipates utilities will bulk up data centers to handle torrent of data from smart meters.
CNET News reporter Martin LaMonica has spent the past year in the multifamily competition Energy Smackdown to lower household energy use. He finds a little effort goes a long way.
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.