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Welcome Dirk Schlesinger, IBSG, to the Manufacturing Industry Blog

…am, Dirk has chaired the IBSG Asia Pacific team and was instrumental in starting a  cross-Cisco team focused on Smart Vehicles. While working with utility customers at BCG, Schlesinger encountered the concept of the Smart Grid, a platform that facilitates large-scale inclusion of renewable energy sources like solar or wind into the traditional power grid and makes electricity supply more reliable and clean. Later, his work on Smart Grid turned in…

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‘Power Up’ Your Profits in 2012 with Cisco’s New Connected Grid Portfolio

Dodging downed power lines isn’t fun. But building a self-healing, reliable smart grid to help eliminate costly downed power lines is. And it just got easier to build your business in the utilities sector with our newly expanded Connected Grid portfolio of solutions and services. This “whole offer” pumps up Cisco’s relevancy in this market segment—and, more importantly, puts our partners at the forefront of this important transition. With the Co…

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Modernizing the Grid: a Conversation with Cisco’s Connected Energy Customers and Partners

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…chard Creegan of Itron, Gary Murphy of BC Hydro and Dave Geier of SDG&E to discuss the current state of the smart grid transition and to get their perspectives on the new set of offerings in Cisco’s Connected Grid portfoli0. Through a host of new solutions, services and partnerships for utilities, Cisco aims to provide a common communications and network platform to help utilities move forward with grid modernization efforts.                 …

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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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