PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages

PG&E’s Smart Grid Plans for Shorter Power Outages
Putting lots of smart grid systems together can help keep power outages to a minimum. Here’s how PG&E is taking on the challenge.

A123 “Temporarily” Lays Off 125 in Michigan
The lithium-ion battery maker blames the layoffs on slashed orders from customer Fisker Automotive. When will business pick up enough to bring them back?

BrightSource Adds Storage to Its Solar Thermal PPAs With SCE
IPO aspirant enhances its utility-scale concentrating solar power generation technology with crucial storage component.

Element Power, First Solar, and Intense Local Politics
Democracy wins in a town council debate about wind and solar.

PG&E’s Home Area Network Pilot: Silver Spring and Control4 on Board
PG&E’s regulator-mandated HAN pilot includes early deployments with Silver Spring Networks and Control4—and a lot of variables to be worked out in coming years.

Interview With David Leeds of GTM Research at TNEV 2011
David Leeds discusses the future adoption of EVs in an interview at The Networked EV 2011.

Grid Net Goes Cellular With SmartSynch
The champion of a 4G smart grid has a new partner in 2G and 3G cellular smart grid player SmartSynch.

Green Christmas Trees, Green Light Bulbs, and Red Hot Chevy Volt Fires
Also, will Big Auto try to undermine new MPG standards?