Smart Grids Advance with Standards & Components

Galvin Launches Microgrid Rating Program

The Galvin Electricity Initiative has introduced the Perfect Power Seal of Approval™ (PPSoA), a program to drive innovation in the electric power industry by embracing consumer needs. The program, modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for buildings, will evaluate and recognize the nation’s top-performing smart microgrid projects in key performance categories. More

Powering Up: The Smart Grid’s Next Steps

So far most of the attention has been on the consumer side – meters, thermostats and appliances. But the real money is on the supply side, where utilities are just beginning to invest in the software and components that will actually add intelligence to our “dumb” electric grid. More