Smart Grid

Environment
6:59 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Cleantech, Smart Grid Growing In The Triangle

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster was started to spur growth in the smart grid and energy sectors.
Credit RTRP Cleantech Cluster

Smart water, energy and electric vehicles are turning out to be a major growth sector in the Research Triangle region.

Charles Hayes is President and CEO of The Research Triangle Regional Partnership.  He says all the growth in smart grid and clean technology caught them by surprise.

“We quite frankly didn’t know what we had until people from around the world started calling us and asking us to be involved in various things.  So you know, we said, let’s do a little studying and see what we have here," said Hayes.

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Business & Economy
4:30 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Funding For Smart Grids

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency has reached a goal to expand smart grid technology usage. Vilsack says one of the biggest challenges in rural development is the efficient delivery of power. He hopes more money the USDA has secured will help electric co-ops better serve farms and ranches.

Tom Vilsack: "We want to do a better job of working with them to make sure that their customers are as efficient with the use of their electricity and power as possible which is why smart metering makes sense."

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Science & Technology
6:43 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Building A Smarter Grid In Raleigh

A major center for Smart Grid technology will be dedicated today in Raleigh.

Dave DeWitt: Engineers, faculty, and political leaders say the Triangle is fast becoming the east coast’s “Smart Grid Valley.” The comparison to Silicon Valley comes a little closer to reality today, when the first-ever demonstration center and testing lab for electric utilities in the nation is dedicated on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus.

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Science & Technology
9:00 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Triangle Smart Grid "Hot Spot"

There is a growing cluster of “Smart Grid” companies that’s putting North Carolina on the map.  

According to a new report out of Duke University – the Triangle has become a “hot spot” for Smart Grid companies because of all the engineering talent in the area.  Smart Grid is the technology that allows energy customers to monitor and control their electricity usage via the internet. Marcy Lowe is lead author of the report Smart Grid: Core Firms in the Research Triangle Region. She says the Smart Grid cluster of nearly 60 companies has surprised a lot of people.

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