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City of the Future

…around them?” If that person lived in the City of the Future, that statement might not be far from the truth. A smarter energy grid could cut energy costs in half. More personal retail experiences could use location-based technology. More efficient health care could be available. For example, innovation will change public transportation – and the resident’s experience. Thanks to next-generation internet routing technology enabling “internet every…

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How Smart Grid and Broadband Work Together

…d to do it in a way that protects our livelihoods, creates jobs and supports economic growth around the globe. Smart grids will likely be part of the solution. A recent Broadband Breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C., focused on smart grid innovation — the idea of creating an energy grid that collects and transmits usage information in such a way that utilities can become more efficient and their customers can become more informed. To lear…

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Cisco Drives Innovation and Open Source Collaboration for Smart Grid

… have begun an open source project intended to foster further innovation and faster adoption of IP-standards in smart grid.  Together, the two aim to provide an implementation framework for synchronized phasor measurement communications that will help more quickly bring this valuable technology to the fore. Synchrophasors are an important element in making the electrical infrastructure more stable and reliable. Analysis of past electricity blacko…

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Will ‘good enough’ be enough? Take 2

…ough enough when you are moving data and web servers, but what about when it becomes the lifeline for the power grid?It was a good article that you can find here: Smart grid security: Will ‘good enough’ be enough? It goes on to say that we should assume that the network has already been compromised, because if someone really want to get to you, they will. So how do we deal with the advanced persistent threats when we are talking about…

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Cisco and Harris Corporation Help Improve Electrical Infrastructure in Western U.S.

…ity companies and other organizations to promote increased visibility and reliability in the power system using smart grid synchronized phasor (synchrophasor) technology. Synchrophasors were chosen for their ability to provide real-time, synchronized measurements typically at up to 30 or 60 samples per second in the U.S. and 25 or 50 samples per second in Europe, delivering valuable information at the system level that can lead to better planning…

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