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    DOE: Two million smart meters now installed in national grid

    Modernizing the U.S. electrical grid is a task that will most likely take decades to complete. At least we're getting started now, with more than two million smart meters installed nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Smart meter technology enables consumers to monitor their ...

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    Smart grid deployment suffers setback in Maryland, shows more public education is needed

    Right now, plug-in vehicles can operate just fine using standard outlets and infrastructure. Sure, they like higher voltage outlets to charge in less time, but if you can charge your cell phone you can – somehow, maybe with a little effort – charge your car. The big promise of plug-in ...

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    Burlington Hydro gets a REV for its GridSmartCity initiative [w/VIDEO]

    Burlington Hydro Inc gets a REV 300 ACX from Rapid Electric Vehicles - Click above to watch video after the jump
    With the coming of electric vehicles (EVs) into the transportation mix, grids are going to have to become smarter to handle the extra load. Burlington Hydro Inc. (BHI) in Ontario, ...

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    ZAP licenses Smart Charger Controller from Battelle

    Electric car maker/modifier Zap has been busy lately. At the end of February, they took an order for 100 electric SUVs from Korean company Samyang, who also happens to be its strategic investor and distribution partner. Now, they've announced an agreement with Battelle, an international science ...

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    GridPoint rep: How battery leases can help increase electric vehicle ownership

    Th!nk City - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some automakers are toying with the idea of leasing the batteries of their electric vehicles (EVs) when they sell their wares on the market (Think, for example). Others, like Nissan, have decided that this arrangement is too complicated and just ...

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    Future Threat: Black hat erasatz hack attack hits homes on smart-grid

    As the deft stroke of a finger from a black-hatted hacker's hand depressed a key, the lights dimmed and electric apparati cease operating in 68 percent of homes connected to America's smart grid. Washing machines stopped washing and cars stopped charging as the attack continued to issue forth for ...

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    GM: First-gen Volts won't communicate with grid, future versions will

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    One of the many intriguing aspects of electric car ownership is the ability to choose where, when and how to charge the vehicle's batteries. In most areas, electric utility rates vary widely depending on the time of day, with the least ...

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    Smart charger for plug-in vehicles developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Automakers are working with various electric utilities around the world to figure out how to best integrate vehicle with the grid. One of the requireents for the coming flood of plug-in cars is a way to smarten up the cars' energy use. A research team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest ...

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    Plug-In Ecosystem update: in the pre-Volt era, GM working with dozens of utilities to build plug-in communities

    During the Washington Auto Show in February, GM announced that cities like San Francisco and DC were likely going to be the first to get the Volt roll-out. Today, GM gave an update on how it is helping to bring about the infrastructure for the Volt and other Voltec vehicles - oh, and the rest of ...

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    Electric vehicle-to-grid network arrives in Newark, DE

    Newark, DE has gotten the green light for one of the first two-way Vehicle to Grid infrastructure. Sponsored by a $730,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the project helps the state and the University of Delaware to purchase specially-equipped cars (retrofitted versions of the Scion xB) ...

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    GridWise Alliance says a US smart grid would create 280,000 new jobs

    Remember the US presidential election? I know, I know, it seems so long ago now. But one of the big topics in that marathon event was a discussion of jobs, the economy and green energy. From what I remember, there was a lot of talk about how the latter would help the former. The GridWise Alliance, ...

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    Prius generates power in Massachusetts snowstorm

    As anyone who watches the evening news would already know, the East Coast States have been hit hard with horrible winter weather over the last week or so. This snowy pounding has revealed a new use for the Toyota Prius, or likely any hybrid that recharges its batteries with its internal combustion ...

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    GridWise Alliance grows, aims to create a smart grid in the U.S.

    Not long ago, several important companies with interests in the utility and energy businesses created the GridWise Alliance. The group, which recently added fifteen new members (still no CA Edison), announced a meeting next week in Washington D.C. to discuss smart grids, how they can help us reduce ...

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    GridPoint and Duke Energy smart-charge a PHEV

    Break out the celebratory bubbly! GridPoint and Duke Energy have a milestone to celebrate and it has nothing to do with basketball. Using the GridPoint SmartGrid Platform, Duke Energy engineers successfully charged a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in a residential garage during off-peak ...

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    ABG POLL RESULTS: Best way to spend the DOE's money

    On the 13th February we posed the question "What is the best way to spend the DOE's money?", and asked you to vote for your favourite answer.After receiving 290 votes, the results are in and it looks like Lithium Ion battery technology was the clear favourite with 29 percent of the votes. Two ...

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    California's largest utility looks to the wind to power EVs

    As discussed in URGE² theory, utilising the grid to overcome the supply intermittency of renewable energy sources is a critical step in moving forward towards a green energy future. Californian utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is looking to do just that by combining the overnight ...

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    GridWise sets aside four days in April to work on U.S. smart grid

    Car fanatics like to talk of the open road, a sense of adventure, and the amazing places and faces they meet when road tripping. They don't like to talk, not as much anyway, about the highway system. So, if you're and AutoblogGreen reader who's into The Drive, thanks for stopping by, but this post ...


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