News tagged with smart grid

Lighting and Heating Main Street and Residential Areas

Utilities and Broadband as Foundations for Economic Vitality in Rural and Urban Places

What does it take to upgrade lighting and heating utilities to achieve 21st Century energy savings and productivity?  How do decisions about Energy and the Environment – as one of seven needs identified in FCC National Broadband Plan – help local community institution networks gain confidence in their Digital Age visions for economic future?

Broadband saves consumers on utilities
Smart Grid is increasingly needing broadband, and the Recovery Act is helping fund 1000 censors across the transmition grid to help prevent blackouts, Nick Sinai, the Senior Advisor to White House’s Chief Technology Officer, said.
US Department of Energy Releases Roadmap for Energy Infrastructure Cybersecurity
The U.S. Department of Energy released the 2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity outlining its goals to enhance the security and reliability of the nation’s energy infrastructure.
Illinois ARRA Broadband Awardees Looking to the Future of Internet in Illinois

While others bemoaned what the Great Recession might do to halt all progress on the broadband front, two Illinois-bred politicians—Gov. Pat Quinn and President Barack Obama—were already working to turn the Land of Lincoln into a land that’s digitally linked in. The fruits of their combined efforts, as witnessed by close to 100 state leaders from the public and private sector, were in evidence Monday at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus, as hosted presentations by four awardees at its regional meeting.