GPS enabled smart grid technology

Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources, Inc. have announced a co-developed smart grid technology that uses GPS technology. According to Lockheed Martin, the technology “will enable remote detection of power outages for… mapping and response.” Credit:…

Smart appliance market grows – security risks too?

Just a couple of years ago, many in the energy industry criticized the earlier models of smart appliances as something consumers could not possibly want — not yet and certainly not at those prices and…

Smart grid is changing demand response business

Utilities in the United States have run residential direct load control (DLC) programs as forms of demand management for many years, but the development of smart grid technology — particularly advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and…

Smart grid technology business booming

The smart grid is becoming big business, driven by the need for a more responsive, automated global power grid. With the past two years seeing rapid technological advancements and shifting priorities among industry players, as…