Partners are Going Green with Cisco’s Smart Grid Solutions

January 24, 2011 - 0 Comments

Scientists have been sounding the alarm about global warming for the past several years, and recent studies have indicated that warmer global temperatures will reduce the number of animal species across the world by 20 or 30 percent.

While there are certainly plenty ways for each of us as individuals to try and live a more green lifestyle in the hopes of turning the tide of global warming—whether driving less, or composting our trash—here at Cisco we have the Connected Grid portfolio of Smart Grid communications solutions, which can help utilities more reliably and efficiently deliver electric power from generation facilities to businesses and homes, resulting in better energy management, while also providing economic and environmental benefits.

It’s been more than a year since we launched the Smart Grid Partner Ecosystem. So in that time, how have our partners gotten involved? Here’s an update on ways that partners are using Smart Grid solutions to help customers.

In Australia, Cisco partner Logica recently became the first Australian authorized provider partner for Connected Grid. According to Logica, the Connected Grid portfolio was a good fit because Cisco considers the network from start to finish, from energy generation all the way to the consumer at the other end.

Another partner, CapGemini, provides smart energy solutions to its customers by focusing on smart metering, Smart Grid, and smart home. According to CapGemini, their solutions are in the market now and helping numerous utilities around the world to deliver sustainable energy efficiency.

And yet another partner, World Wide Technology, has more than 40 large-scale energy and power customers. World Wide Technology works to provide them with a highly secure Smart Grid communications infrastructure, thus optimizing energy supply and demand, and lowering operational expenses. Sounds like a win-win—help your customers, and help make the planet a little bit greener, too.

This list of partners is in no way exhaustive—please share your Smart Grid stories and deployments in the comments.  And visit the Smart Grid page to learn more about what solutions Cisco has to offer. If you want to get involved, learn more by visiting the Energy page on Partner Central (CCO login required.)

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