The evolution of the electric grid: Balancing a three-legged stool

The evolving grid, the evolving customer, and evolving regulation are all part of a three-legged stool that requires balance, according to IEI. Keeping these three legs in balance will ultimately help drive the sustainable evolution of the electricity grid.

To educate customers on smart grid, first understand who they are

The 2015 Smart Grid Customer Education Awards have been presented by SmartEnergy IP, a division of SmartMark Communications, to those utilities demonstrating excellence in smart grid education. Four utilities received the honor. These award-winning utilities obviously know that customer engagement is key to customer education.

Diversity guarantees reliability for Ontario grid

Much of Canada is looking to invest in renewable energy, and Ontario has found that added solar and wind resources are helping to create a reliable grid and transmission network.

The Internet of Things needs regulating, too

The Internet of Things (IoT) may very well be the future, and a group of senators wants to make sure the government has some say. The senators sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking them to research IoT.

Too much hype? Understanding the value of IoT

The Internet of Things is more than just an idea, it is on the way to becoming reality -- and that reality could be worth more than $11 trillion in 10 years. According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute,"The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype," IoT will be worth anywhere between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion by 2025.


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