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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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Evolution of Cisco’s Energy Strategy

Since 2009, when Cisco formally entered the “smart grid” market, we have made great progress in leveraging Internet Protocol (IP)-based technology to enable the transformation of the global energy industry. Through pilots, industry partnerships, acquisitions, and hiring key leaders from the energy industry, we’ve gained insights and are contributing innovative architectures and solutions to our customers. As with every new business, we must be v…

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Smart Grid Progress in Russia

…cy. The investment includes the development of a collaboration model with Russian business in verticals such as smart grid. So, what makes Russia ripe for smart grid transformation? As the world’s third largest consumer of energy, Russia’s energy infrastructure requires modernization, a fact that President Medvedev’s government is confronting proactively and aggressively. The country’s distribution infrastructure loses 12 percent of transmitted e…

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Keeping the Lights on: Writing the Future History of the Grid

…’s just faster in some places and slower in others. Gibson very well might have been talking about our electric grid, which is at varying stages of modernization throughout the world.  While we anticipate that $4 trillion dollars will be invested in global smart grid transformation projects over the next twenty years, how do we ensure scalability, reliability and security across the board?  How do we make sure that the electric grid for the 21st…

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Cisco Week in Review with Top Partner Headlines and News

…ity as a Bolt-On Myth Myth #3: Basic Quality of Service Myth Myth #4: Standards Myth 3:49 Rockin’ Your Smart Grid Practice Partners who want to rock their Cisco Smart Grid practice should check out the Authorized Connected Grid Partner Program. It offers: Market differentiation as a recognized Cisco Authorized Connected Grid Partner Access to the Cisco Smart Grid Planning Design and Implementation Help Desk Access to the Cisco Emerging…

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