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Zigbee IP: Extending the Smart Grid to Consumers

…industrial and residential customers to better monitor and manage their energy consumption is a key benefit of a Smart Grid.  As part of their grid modernization initiatives, utilities are providing information and incentives to end consumers. These include visibility to real-time energy consumption, as well as variable price and demand response signals that communicate with energy management devices and smart appliances. This will drive more low…

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Smart Grid Momentum

Chairman and CEO John Chambers offers an update on Cisco’s Smart Grid solutions. He writes, in part: Throughout Cisco’s history, we have identified market transitions and listened closely to our customers as they navigate these changes. Nearly 20 years ago, the Telecom industry went through a major transformation and Cisco helped service providers evolve their businesses to deliver a digital, multimedia and immersive experience for their c…

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Smart Grid: the Evolving Energy Landscape

…al efficiencies, there’s been an emerging requirement around the world for a complete overhaul of the electrical grid systems — in order to make it all “smarter.”  The notion of a smart grid metamorphosis will become a reality, starting with large-scale smart metering deployments, which are an example of the next phase of evolutionary progress. Solutions for the Next-Generation Energy Network In essence, a smart grid is a digitally enabled…

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Milestone in Connecting the Internet of Things – RPL Routing Standard Completed

…zed computing resource like a server, or to each other. The Internet of things refers to IP private networks and smart objects connected to the public Internet. The number of applications is only bounded by imagination with applications on Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Connected Cars to mention a few. The number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the world population in 2008 – and will only grow. Projections have the…

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Is Network Technology a Key Enabler for Smart Eco-City Development?

…of the California ISO, Dr. Cazalet described TeMix’s “Smart Transactive Energy Services” as “useful for eco-city smart grids.”  He explained that his company’s technology will “optimally coordinate renewable energy production, storage, grid demand, and traffic among all components and players on the grid.” He included in his presentation a review of renewable energy micro-grids, including one proposed by OSISoft for Hainan Island in China. As we…

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