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Study ComEd's progress report for ways to sell utility smart grid programs

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid programs, smart grid projects, ComEd, electric utilities
ComEd has released the first annual progress report on its smart grid program, and it’s well worth the time to study it. Why? ComEd has done a very good job of zeroing in on the right benefits to emphasize and explaining why they are important to customers.

Want to know where we are headed? Study National Grid's pilot

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid pilot projects, Worcester MA, National Grid, metering, customer engagement, customer education, energy efficiency
National Grid’s smart grid pilot project in Worcester, Massachusetts has been a constantly evolving series of lessons to be learned and a microcosm of the current state-of-the-art. The next phase of the project will be no less so. It’s not just about technology; it’s also focused heavily on consumer engagement and education, time-based pricing and other areas.

Smart grid successes: PG&E touts smart grid benefits

Smart grid, smart grid projects, Pacific Gas & Electric, electric utilities
Pacific Gas and Electric has submitted its progress report for smart grid upgrades to California regulators. And it offers ideas other utilities may want to use for their own progress updates. PG&E’s report describes the utility’s progress on grid safety and reliability, as well as on energy and cost savings measures for customers.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Smart Grid Annual Report - 2013

This Smart Grid Annual Report from PG&E provides details on the utility’s smart grid deployment plan, project updates and metrics. Those projects range from customer engagement and demand response to EV integration, distribution automation and security. Key risks are also addressed.

Smart grid wins: Some pretty big deals top this week's list

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Are you ready for some smart grid wins? We've got details on Landis+Gyr's whopping big win in the UK and Schneider Electric's score with the City of Boston. Click for details on those deals, plus the latest from EnerNOC, Silver Spring, Alstom, GRID2020, Itron and others too.

FPL project signals "the smart grid has arrived" declares MIT

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Many utilities are deploying smart grid technologies. But apparently Florida Power & Light's "network first" approach and willingness to invest heavily when others were not has given it some major bragging rights. Find out why MIT Technology Review says the utility is the first to put a comprehensive, large-scale smart grid online.

Smart grid derby: We're trotting out a lot of winners this week

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Put on a hat and pour yourself a mint julep because it's post time for this week's smart grid derby. Our stable of winners includes Toshiba, selected to help TEPCO with its smart meter deployment, and Echelon, which has a gig in Zimbabwe. Click to see who else made the winners' circle this week.

Smart grid impact: 7 projects that could make a real difference

Smart Grid, smart grid projects, smart grid technologies, smart grid pilots, Schneider smart grid, Sensus smart water
How many different ways can smart grid and related technologies positively impact our world? You may be surprised. We've highlighted seven projects with the potential to make a difference in lives, livelihoods and/or the world at large - all in very different ways.

Where in the world are this week's smart grid wins?

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If you remember the "Where's Waldo?" series, this week's smart grid wins are popping up here, there and everywhere just like the bespectacled Waldo did. Examples: Ventyx in Germany, Hill International in Afghanistan, ABB in China and Honeywell in Kuwait. And that's just getting started; click to take the full tour.

Smart grid wins: It doesn't get any better than this

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It's not your garden-variety list of smart grid wins this week. We've got some interesting ones you don't see every day, from PG&E's new interval data analytics initiative to rollout of an app described as the "iTunes of smart grid." Click for these and more, including international wins for Silver Spring Networks, Opower and Schneider Electric.

Our brackets are full of smart grid winners

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We've got a big win for demand response out in Pac 12 country, a DMS win down in the Big 12 and plenty more big scores for smart grid players this week. Click for a look at the rest of the action.

Smart grid wins: Deals this week cover transmission, smart meters and communications

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A municipal power agency in South Carolina picked a smart grid communications provider and Austria's largest utility picked an advanced grid sensor vendor for its smart meter pilot. Click for details on those wins and others on this week's smart grid winners' list.

Smart grid wins: See who inked deals with Silver Spring, Siemens, Alstom (and others)

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This week's list of smart grid wins takes us around the world. Click to see where Siemens is building substations, where Silver Spring is laying groundwork for smart city technology, which new market Alstom is venturing into - and who just acquired CURRENT Group.

How utilities are using cellular communications today

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In the early days of the smart grid, most pioneers used purpose-built RF mesh networks for smart metering and distribution automation. In the past two years, however, cellular technology has emerged as a viable option. Click to find out why, and to learn about three cellular deployment strategies utilities are implementing in their smart grid programs today.

And this week's smart grid wins go to...

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Unlike that other awards show, we won't keep you on edge for hours wondering who our smart grid winners are this week. Click here for an unusually short list of project wins and to see which smart grid companies made MIT Technology Review's "most disruptive" list and who Fortune ranked No. 1 "most admired" among electric and gas utilities.

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