Forbes  Jul 19  Comment 
As both electricity generation and consumption patterns change, the electricity grid must evolve into a smart grid to cope. With infrastructure investment slow and costly, operators are looking to IoT and software-driven solutions
Forbes  May 31  Comment 
For decades, we've been promised the next evolution in the form of the connected “smart grid.” It would bring revolutionary benefits, modernizing our aging infrastructure and reinventing energy delivery, from production to distribution. But in...
Financial Times  Mar 19  Comment 
A ‘smart grid’ will allow a large fleet to charge at once
Cellular News  Sep 29  Comment 
SANTA CLARA, Calif. , Sept.andnbsp;The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly permeating every aspect of consumer and enterprise activities. With the growth of microelectronics, ubiquitous connectivity, and cognition (predictive computing),...
Cellular News  Sep 13  Comment 
Tantalus Systems, a leading provider of smart grid solutions for electric and multi-commodity utilities, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Peter Londa received the 2017 Distribution Grid CEO of the Year Award ...
Cellular News  Jul 21  Comment 
FREMONT, Calif. andTantalus Systems, a leading provider of smart grid networks and applications, is being recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Smart Grid Solution Providers - 2017 by Energy CIO Insights magazine. Energy...
The Hindu Business Line  May 17  Comment 
The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The p...
Biomass Magazine  Mar 21  Comment 
Small-scale, pellet-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) has the potential to become a major part of the distributed generation smart grid of the future, according to a new paper by FutureMetrics.
Forbes  Mar 13  Comment 
Demand response is a key market opportunity to save customers money and provide cost-competitive flexibility on the electricity grid. As shares of renewable energy increase, DR’s value will keep growing.
OilVoice  Feb 14  Comment 
Credence Research has recently issued a new market assessment report titled “Smart Grid – Growth, Fu ...


The smart grid is a combination of utilities with computing technology. In the case of electricity, a smart grid allows renewable energy sources to be deployed more effectively, including decentralized power generation. The current US electric grid dates back to 1896.

Smart meters on a smart grid allows utility companies to monitor customers' utilities remotely, implement variable-pricing schemes, or disconnect customers remotely.

The US Department of Energy has expressed interest in smart grids, and it has featured in government stimulus spending. Smart grid initiatives affect utilities, manufacturers of smart grid equipment, and to a lesser extent utility customers.

IBM and GE are working with smart grid technology. Some wireless networking companies such as Tropos have also expressed interest in providing connectivity and security to smart grid communications. [1]

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