Recommended white papers and magazines in utilities, smart grid, clean tech

If you want to keep up with developments in clean tech, electricity generation, smart grid, renewable energy and emissions management, check out these magazines. There’s a lot of money going into these areas because we are upgrading our infrastructure and trying to cut down on our carbon footprint. These industries need wireless technology to transmit […]

GE and venture capital firms launch $200 million fund for smart grid technology

Put on your thinking hats and sharpen your pencils! GE and four venture capital firms (Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer and RockPort Capital) have created a $200 million fund (with GE contributing half of the amount) whose purpose is to invest in the most promising ideas to create a “smarter”, cleaner, […]

Smart Grid Security: Ground Zero for Cyber Security

It was pretty amazing to see the amount of people involved in Conductivity Week in Santa Clara California last week. They were all there positioning their expertise on how to build and secure the smart grid. With NIST, WiFi Alliance, Zigbee Alliance, and the IEEE and hundreds vendors and speakers attending, it was like a […]

The Smart Grid needs to get smart about security

While following the Connectivity Show in Santa Clara California, I thought I should follow-up on the at Greentech Media’s annual Smart Grid conference in Palm Springs last week.  I wanted to focus this article on Smart Grid security so I thought I should find some clear explanation of where we are now and then add […]

New York City implements wireless automated meter reading system

Human meter readers will soon be as obsolete as coachmen, not just in New York City, but in other American municipalities. New York has announced that it will be replacing over 800,000 water meters, currently read by humans, by wireless meters monitored automatically. The new system will inform residents in real time about their water […]