Building a smart grid for an electric vehicle fleet

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station.

Smart cities need to get smarter

Sure, smart grid systems are popular with green geeks, but for the populace at large - and the municipalities that serve them - the benefits of smart technology initiatives such as this aren’t all that obvious or immediate. 



Boeing, Siemens bring smart grid to the military


Corporate giants Boeing and Siemens have announced a new agreement between the two companies for a project that will bring smart grid technology to the U.S. Department of Defense.

US and Russia buddy up on smart grid

International aid and cooperation between former Cold War foes is a beautiful thing, especially when it’s focused on making the planet a greener place.

Electric car infrastructure could be costly

Findings from a new consumer study from Accenture suggest that the majority of global buyers are willing to purchase an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.

Feds fund $19M in smart grid demos

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) calls it a system that is cleaner, more efficient, reliable, resilient and responsive. We call it the smart grid.

Wi-Fi Alliance strikes deal to help develop smart grid apps

The Wi-Fi Alliance has teamed up with the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, which promotes smart grid technologies, to develop a set of joint standards.