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The Smart Grid and Natural Disasters

December 13, 2012 by Dick DeBlasio

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More than 8 million people along the U.S. East Coast were rendered powerless in the wake of October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, for example. Each new large-scale natural disaster delivers its own unique cocktail of heartache and damage, but the need to modernize the electrical grid is a common denominator—growing only more glaring with each new setback.[read more]


Paving The Way For Technology Innovation and Market Growth

June 21, 2012 by Dick DeBlasio


Standards over the boundaries of international boundaries, increase technical evolution and help vendors and users wisely plan infrastructure/product roadmaps. So, by paving the way for innovations to be more cost-effectively developed and implemented worldwide, standards spur technological and market growth.[read more]

Experts Say Solar Power Needs Global Collaboration

June 15, 2012 by Antonio Pasolini

An expert panels of IEEE members, representing the world’s largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technology, yesterday said that collaboration is key to develop the global solar energy marketplace. They were speaking at the Intersolar Europe 2012 trade fair[read more]

Can the Utility Industry Keep Its Momentum?

May 3, 2012 by Dick DeBlasio

The necessity of modernizing the world’s electricity-delivery grids has captured worldwide consensus over the last decade, and important and informative strides toward that goal have been taken around the globe.But, as we enter a critical period of transition in smart-grid development, a key question arises: Can—or, more precisely, will—...[read more]

Thinking Globally and Acting Locally with Microgrids

September 27, 2011 by Christine Hertzog

Smart Grid technologies that enable integration of renewable sources of energy and energy storage into the distribution grid, along with new energy management software solutions, are propelling the deployment of microgrids in college and business campuses and military bases.  The Smart Grid Dictionary 3rd Edition defines a microgrid...[read more]