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Digital Energy 2.0

Robby Simpson, PhD, System Architect of GE Digital Energy, explains the differences between Smart Energy Profile 1.0 and 2.0 and how the 2.0 specification, with its Internet Protocol capability, is going to provide flexibility with and interoperability between the protocol technology (e.g. Zigbee, HomePlug, WiFi, etc.) utilized for smart grid applications. The benefit of such […]

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A Holistic Approach to Home Management

At the 2013 Smart Energy Summit, Kevin Meagher gave the scoop on Lowe’s home management system, Iris. In the above interview, Meagher talks about the motivation for Iris, what makes Iris unique and how they are using this cloud-platform to learn how people will interact with a managed home. As the first national retailer to […]

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Identifying Power Usage and Taking Action

Helping utilities engage the customer to be more proactive about energy management is what Roderick Morris of Opower discusses in this interview at Parks Associates’ 2013 Smart Energy Summit. Opower works with utilities of sizes to help consumers improve the efficiency of energy usage. Morris provides insight into techniques for helping people be more efficient, […]

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Bridging Devices and Data in the Home

Technicolor’s Bernard Kiriakos describes the open source platform, Qeo intended to bridge the various devices within the home, bringing together data that would otherwise be in separate silos and allowing developers to find new insights and take actions that make for a more intelligent domicile. The long-term objective for Qeo, which was announced at CES2013, is […]

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Driving Efficiency With a Price Insensitive Customer

Jarrett Simon of Centerpoint Energy talks about the challenge of driving efficiency when customers are somewhat price insensitive. He talks about the importance of being able to use the data from the Smart Meters and providing the consumer with specific actions that will help them with their energy consumption.

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Sprinting to More Efficient Energy

Wireless technologies as a facilitator of energy efficiency is the topic of the above interview with Sprint’s Brian Huey. With over 14 years of experience in this market, Sprint is more than the wireless connection to the meter, as it helps to provide utilities with an end-to-end solution for improved operations. Huey talks about some […]

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Breaking Down Silos and Unifying The Experience

A theme of the Parks Associates’ Smart Energy Summit was the cloud as central to smart energy realities. The inherent nature of cloud computing, coupled with broadband, will break down the silos between different types of services. Melissa Duchin, Research Analyst for Parks Associates, discusses this and other take-aways from the Smart Energy Summit in […]

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Marketing Smart Energy

The rumors that Austin will be Google’s next fiber city makes sense, given Austin’s high-tech culture and workforce. What might not be so obvious is the role their municipal utility could play in facilitating a gigabit network. Austin Energy has been an innovative; being one of the first to deploy smart meters and the associated […]

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Bridging the Devices Inside and Outside the Home

Harmonizing the disparate devices in the home and making it simple for service providers to be the IT manager of consumers’ home networks is what Melissa Simpler of Affinegy discusses in this interview at the Smart Energy Summit. She explains how the TR-069 standard and its Auto Configuration Server (ACS) reaches beyond the home and […]

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A Tool for Finding Energy Efficiency Improvements

Rory Jones compares what is happening in the utility business as to what happened to the telecommunications industry after the 1996 Telecommunications Act. In this context, Jones indicates that it is more important than ever for utilities to be able to reach out to consumers. Their tool allows the consumer to see a business case […]

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