We will be spotlighting cutting-edge smart grid companies with the potential to be breakout stars in 2015. It is through your nominations, in this fifth annual competition, that fitting companies will be selected and then narrowed down as finalists.
The merger of Smart Grid News with FierceSmartGrid brings big changes. Not everyone embraces change; change can be difficult and even scary sometimes. But don't worry; these changes are exciting and will take FierceSmartGrid and Smart Grid News to a higher level, providing you with more insight and analysis than anywhere else in the industry -- more often. Just think of Smart Grid News as the "new and improved" FierceSmartGrid.
India and the United States agree that the smart grid is necessary for the transformation of the power grid, and recognize that close collaboration and sharing of best practices is hugely beneficial to both countries and the world. At the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel's (SGIP) recent conference, the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) and SGIP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), proposing an approach to enhance the coordination between the two organizations.
Our inaugural Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition were so successful, we decided to do it again. The caliber of entries and level of innovation was impressive -- even more so than last year. Winners were selected by people who are most in need of cutting-edge technologies -- executives from well-known, highly respected utilities -- not by editors.
In response to the large number of requests for more time, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the entry period for the Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition by one week. Applications will now be accepted through midnight, ET this Friday, August 29.
We are looking for advanced solutions that solve these critical issues for utility companies, giving them the best opportunity to cut costs, grow revenue, and have the highest potential for easy, rapid and widespread adoption.