• Super Wi-Fi is Super for Energy Too

    This story was posted in the Energy Blog.  The original post was cross-posted from the National Broadband Plan blog, which deals with how broadband technology will integrate into the smart grid. We at the FCC are very excited about yesterday's order to free up the unused "white spaces" spectrum between television channels, intended to spur a wave of...(more)

  • Round-Up from the Gridwise Global Forum

    This story was originally posted in the Energy Blog. Over the past three days leaders from across industry and government have gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss how they can work together to develop a smart grid from coast to coast. The forum has given rise to several important developments. During his remarks this morning, Secretary Chu announced an...(more)

  • Secretary Chu Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

    At an event today at Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses. As a result of funding from the Recovery Act, smart grid technology is speeding the modernization of the nation's...(more)

  • Vice President Biden Releases Report on Recovery Act Impact on Innovation

    Vice President Joe Biden today unveiled a new report, "The Recovery Act: Transforming the American Economy through Innovation," which finds that the Recovery Act's $100 billion investment in innovation is not only transforming the economy and creating new jobs, but helping accelerate significant advances in science and technology that cut costs...(more)

  • An Open Letter to the President of the United States

    In April 2010, a group of 48 smart grid technology vendors, environmental organizations and public policy think tanks wrote an open letter to President Obama (PDF 108 KB) asking him to consider adopting the goal of giving every household and business access to timely, useful, and actionable information on their energy use. A second letter (MS Word 16 KB...(more)

  • NIST Seeks New Members for Nine Advisory Committees

    August 3, 2010 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting nominations of qualified individuals for its nine existing Federal Advisory Committees. Nominations for all committees will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise. A July 27, 2010, Federal Register notice* details each committee,...(more)

  • Global Smart Grid Federation Announced

    July 20, 2010 The formation of the Global Smart Grid Federation was announced today at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, D.C. The federation was established to accelerate deployment of smart grids around the world by linking country-based associations to facilitate the sharing of ideas and best practices across the spectrum of Smart Grid...(more)

  • International Smart Grid Action Network Announced

    July 20, 2010 Today at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, D.C., ministers from around the world launched the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) to accelerate the development and deployment of smart electricity grids. Participating governments include Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, the European Commission, France, India, Italy,...(more)

  • National Science and Technology Council Establishes Subcommittee on Smart Grid

      July 12, 2010 The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Technology announced that it has established a subcommittee on Smart Grid. The purpose of the subcommittee is to establish an interagency process that will further the goals of President Obama’s comprehensive energy plan and the American Recovery and Reinvestment...(more)

  • Virginia Tech Posts Beta Version of Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse

      July 7, 2010 Virginia Tech announced today that it has posted a beta version of the Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) to invite comments and suggestions on its usability from both consumers and the Smart Grid community. The full version of the site will be released this fall. The Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute was awarded a $...(more)