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Cisco: Lighting up the Smart Grid

…pearance at this event (booth #2037), I’m excited to report progress on a number of fronts related to our Smart Grid business. We are working with new customers, adding talent to our team and engaging with partners to put into place the pieces of a comprehensive, Smart Grid strategy.  Yesterday, we announced an exciting new engagement with ENMAX, a leading Canadian utility that serves more than 600,000 customers in the Calgary reg…


Smart Grid & Spectrum – Setting the Record Straight

One of the key policy debates now ongoing in Washington DC is whether to set aside spectrum for use in the smart grid – spectrum that the utilities could themselves use for their own deployments.  In a recent filing at the FCC, Cisco provided its thoughts on how the FCC might evaluate policies to promote and accelerate the use of smart grid technologies across the country.  As it turns out,  a portion of our filing was misre…


People Power: Smart Grid is About More Than Just Smart Technology

*Posted by Rob Aldrich for Jenny Carless, contributor to News@Cisco* The smart grid is not just about smart technology – it’s also about how people use that technology to be smarter about their own behavior. Business and municipal leaders have figured this out, and they’re addressing a critical piece of the climate change puzzle: empowering consumers to help reduce global warming by being smarter about their own behavior. Smart


Cisco Smart Grid Momentum: Announcing our new Smart Grid Business Unit SVP/GM

…and industry to modernize the global electrical infrastructure for the 21st century.  Enabling the “Smart Grid” is one of Cisco’s top priorities and is a market adjacency that has the possibility of becoming Cisco’s largest opportunity since the Internet. As we announced today relationships with new partners, customers and industry organizations to make the vision of Smart Grid a reality, we’re also lining up a…


Smart Grids: Dept of Energy Report & Cisco Thoughts, Part 2

The Dept of Energy last month (July 2009) released its Smart Grid System Report. In my first posting on this report, I noted which areas were rated as Moderate in penetration or forecasted market trending. Of note were the key areas of Pricing and Regulatory Process, and why both were only marked as Moderate for future trending, given their core role in paying for utilities’ massive investments in SmartGrid through more modern billing mo…