- French-based EDF, the leading electricity
Europe, is investing further in R&D around smart grid issues such as better integrating renewables like wind and solar into the grid.
- American Electric Power’s gridSmart initiative will help it better distribute
power and reduce electricity consumption, ultimately to all of its 5 million customers.
- Consumers Energy which has about 6.5 million customers in
Michigan, will implement advanced metering technology and a
smart grid field pilot network that will start being built in 2009.
IBM is a key partner in each of the above initiatives. For more on how big blue is helping to make more energy green, click here.