US Government Releases Smart Grid Standards

The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), part of the US Commerce Department, has released its framework of standards and strategies for the upcoming smart grid phenomenon. This article from Appliance Magazine provides the link to the NIST publication.  To summarize, it includes a reference model to help actually design the smart grid itself, a set of 75 standards,… Read More

China to Receive GE Smart Grid Technology

With a government tailor-made for smart grid technology, the Chinese city of Yangzhou will be the staging ground for GE to introduce its smart grid to the region. Needless to say, China’s demand for energy has increased dramatically in recent years, so the advent of this new technology holds quite a lot of promise.  GE will have a demonstration center… Read More

Whirlpool to Produce One Million Smart-Grid Appliances in Two Years

Whirlpool has committed to producing one million dryers by the end of 2011 that are compatible with the emerging smart grid technology. After an additional four years, by the end of 2015, all of Whirlpool’s electronic appliances will be smart-grid friendly. They are currently promoting this commitment at the International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.  They are exhibiting one… Read More

Smart Grid Systems Will Ship 17 Million Units by 2014

Smart Grid systems are soon to be all the rage, as is apparent by the amount of press coverage the topic has received in recent times.  The latest news is that 17 million units are expected to ship in 2014, flooding a fledgling market despite fears of an ongoing recession. The vast majority of this market is going to come… Read More

What are the smart grids, anyway?

I’ve recently been blogging about the upcoming appliances that will be able to communicate with smart grids.  What are those smart grids anyway?  Well, I found this article from CBS that further explains this initiative. Millions of households will receive home energy information displays over the next few years.  They will be able to monitor their energy usage and make… Read More

Whirlpool showcases Smart Grid Appliances in Copenhagen

I reported a few days ago on the recent Sustainability Report released by Whirlpool promoting the company’s efforts to go green and manufacture appliances capable of sending and receiving messages to the electric grid. Vice President of Government Relations for Whirlpool, Tom Catania, will represent his company at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties… Read More

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