Day 16: Last call for entries in March Madness smart grid style

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We're down to the wire in our March Madness smart grid style. You have to enter by midnight Pacific time on Friday, March 30, for a chance to win a New iPad. If you haven't participated yet, there's still time. Just scroll down for everything you need to know. And thank you to everyone who has participated; some great comments have been posted in our Sweet 16 forum. We'll be announcing the winner next week.

 

Here's how simple it is:

 

1. Click over to our Sweet 16 discussion forum and register – there's an orange Register button in the top right corner of the page. We require registration to reduce junk posts, but it is a quick and easy process – heck, over 800 people have done it so it can't be too hard.

 

2. Click on one of the daily topics to get started – we posted our first question on March 15 and there have been lots more since then, as you can see below. We'll continue through March 30, for 16 questions in all.

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· March 15: What's the biggest talent need for utilities in the next three years?

· March 16: What do you think will be the top-selling auto in 2020?

· March 17: What's your take on utilities allowing smart meter opt out?

· March 18: Who is the best U.S. presidential candidate for the smart grid?

· March 19: Smart grid security: What worries you most?

· March 20: How will most utilities communicate with smart meters in 2015?

· March 21: What's the next likely target of smart grid consumer pushback?

· March 22: Should Congress extend the Production Tax Credit for wind?

· March 23: Will energy consumers use the Green Button?

· March 24: What percentage of U.S. adults get what a smart grid is?

· March 25: Are there issues that would get you mad enough to join a protest?

· March 26: Which energy storage technology will be the game-changer?

· March 27: If you were energy czar, what would your top priority be?

· March 28: Gut check - how strong is today's smart grid market?

· March 29: What's the best way to encourage energy efficiency in commercial buildings?

· March 30: Which technology  holds the most promise for a smarter, more reliable electric grid?

 

 

 

 

3. Vote in the quick poll and post a comment about the topic – that's how you get entered in the drawing for the New iPad.  If you post a comment on all 16 topics, that gives you 16 chances to win the New iPad.

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That's all there is to it.

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So bottom line, not only do you have a shot at winning the New iPad we're giving away, but you can also help inform the industry's discussion on important smart grid topics.

Click to the Sweet 16 forum now >>