The term "smart grid" refers to a conventional power grid with a layer of digital technology applied on top of it to monitor and control electrical transmission and distribution. Two-way digital communications equipment allows granular control of nodes on the grid, such as consumer appliances, to save energy, boost efficiency and increase reliability.
BUENOS AIRES -- Just across the Rio de la Plata from Argentina, Uruguay is aiming to become a world leader in wind and other renewable energy by 2015. Can it meet such an aggressive timetable?
2 | December 28, 2012 3:00am |
Billions are on tap to be spent on the smart grid in 2010, according to a new report. Here's a rundown of who and what gets the money -- and why.
1 | September 28, 2010 11:52am |
BUENOS AIRES -- As she enters her eighth decade, art world icon and Warhol pal Marta Minujin marries art, plans her death, and explains why art isn't what it used to be.
February 8, 2013 3:00am |
The EPA has released its annual list of metropolitan areas with the most energy efficient buildings. Where does your city rank?
1 | April 11, 2012 6:08pm |
A tsunami of data is heading toward utilities. One startup is using big data analytics to give the grid a brain and help utilities put that data to work.
October 29, 2012 11:15am |
The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
2 | May 12, 2013 7:44pm |
Ready-to-build ideas for Staten Island, New York's hurricane-battered borough.
10 | November 7, 2012 3:52am |
Real-world European experience and recent research show that renewables can achieve high levels of penetration onto the power grid, while increasing resiliency and reducing costs.
42 | October 3, 2012 3:00am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder explains why baseload power generation from nuclear and coal plants will be phased out in favor of renewables.
108 | March 28, 2012 5:00am |
BERLIN - Once burdened with abandoned real estate, Germany's capital is now looking to ax vacation rentals to alleviate a current housing shortage.
1 | January 10, 2013 3:00am |
As coworking starts to overtake the work world, SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan admonishes U.S. architects to take on the challenge and design better workplaces for tomorrow's collaborative...
3 | March 22, 2012 4:07am |
At the NeoCon interiors fair in Chicago, telepresence and nanotech infuse a new crop of office offerings, says SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan
June 14, 2012 5:05am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Former luxury brand design director Pablo Reinoso has returned to his roots in the fine art world. So why do his benches and frames crawl up walls?
January 11, 2013 1:49am |
As the child of refugee parents in Germany, Van Bo Le-Mentzel always walked to the beat of a different drum. As an adult, he's rethinking everything.
1 | November 1, 2012 1:11pm |
Researchers have demonstrated how brain-computer interface devices can be used to extract personal information from a person's mind.
4 | August 28, 2012 2:26am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grids worldwide.
February 14, 2013 12:40am |
Sixty-eight percent of consumers have never heard of the smart grid and 63 percent draw a blank about smart meters, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. Meanwhile, consumers think smart...
3 | February 25, 2010 4:39am |
Investment in smarter infrastructure for the nation's power grid is not only justified, but critical to halting system-wide failures, veterans of the utility industry said on Tuesday.
4 | October 15, 2010 8:58am |
The bar for the smart grid is high, says Siemens smart grid chief Paul Camuti, because electricity in the U.S. is reliable and cheap. We spoke to him from GridWeek 2010.
1 | October 21, 2010 9:09am |
Although the economic climate is rough, more banks, funds and institutions are putting the triple bottom line -- people, planet and profits -- at the center of their business model.
October 10, 2011 4:00am |