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October 16, 2012
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  • FERC enforces order on smart-grid infrastructure
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has begun enforcement of Order 1000, requiring grid operators to engage in regional planning for new power transmission lines, this analysis notes. The order lets independent developers compete with existing utilities in putting up such lines. Arizona, Michigan and Nevada are among the states that say Order 1000 infringes on their regulatory powers. Bloomberg (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  Technology and Trends 
  • China leads smart meter market as North America reaches its peak
    Global smart meter shipments grew by nearly 20% in the second quarter, topping out at approximately 18 million units, according to Pike Research. Data show nearly three-quarters of the growth originated in China, while shipments to North America might have hit a peak as projects begin to come on line. EE Times (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Management 
  • Study: Smart grids improve economic health
    Cities with smart grids have greater growth in gross domestic product, less unemployment and higher office market occupancy, according to a study by Jones Lang LaSalle. “Cities that invest in smart grid technology and infrastructure, and that implement programs to enable energy-efficient corporate operations, are winning the competition for new businesses and job growth," Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle said. SmartMeters.com (Scotland) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it."
--Amelia Barr,
British novelist


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