Although the path to a truly smart grid seems slow going at times, there is no shortage of companies who are committed to seeing it grow and move forward. This year's Smart Grid Companies to Watch reflects the growing importance of the digital era from the Internet of Things and data analytics to smart technology, as well as the role utilities can play in innovation.
DistribuTECH's event website this year claimed, "the era of smart utilities is now." If that is true, where were they?
The clock is ticking and time is running down for the opportunity to nominate a rising star of smart grid.
In addition to creating a durable framework for addressing climate change, the meetings at COP21 are intended to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time, with a key component being pledges made by individual countries to reduce their emissions.