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Combined Heat and Computing: The Big Green Story for 2012?

Rick Nicholson, the resident smart-grid wonk at IDC Energy Insights, recently coined the clever phrase “combined heat and computing” to describe a concept that surfaced a few weeks ago in a story in The New York Times about the possibility of using data servers to heat homes. In a commentary about the Times story, Nicholson [...]
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Smart Grid Is A Bright Spot For Utilities In The Upcoming Year

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (3 years ago)

Several key smart grid areas will experience growth in 2012, according to predictions made by IDC Energy Insights. These fields include smart meters, distribution automation (DA), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and lithium-ion bat... Read Post

9 smart grid predictions for 2012

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (3 years ago)

IDC Energy Insights is one of the smart grid sector’s top research firms. Each year it issues its top 10 predictions for energy and utilities. I attended this year’s webinar and came away with my own version, which I’ve shared with ... Read Post

Smart Grid Operating System: The Next Killer App?

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (12 hours ago)

Software engineers looking to make their mark should consider energy distribution control – it could be the next killer app (or series of apps) waiting to be written. The history of computing may repeat itself in the energy industry... Read Post


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