Whirlpool Study: Consumers Still In The Dark On Smart GridAppliances that use so-called smart grid technologies are considered to be the future of environmentally sustainable homes and green building. However, a recent survey conducted on behalf of Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. and Habitat for Humanity International found that 70 percent of consumers feel they only "somewhat understand" how it works.
DTE To Install Another 350,000 Smart MetersDTE Energy Tuesday announced plans to install an additional 350,000 electric meters to provide the backbone for its SmartCurrents program, which will allow electric customers to communicate with the company, provide detailed information about their energy usage and recognize power outages without customer input.
Dow Kokam In Battery Deal With Ontario Smart GridMidland-based Dow Kokam, a producer of large-format advanced batteries, said Thursday it will supply eCamion Inc. with lithium-ionbatteries for stationary energy storage for a Canadian utility project.
Consumers Energy Picks Meter Software ProviderJackson-based electric and natural gas utility Consumers Energy has selected data management softwre from San Leandro, Calif.-based OSIsoft LLC. as its operational data management and meter data unification and synchronization system vendor
Study: Smart Grid Supported -- If It's UnderstoodWhen you ask most Americans about the smart grid, they draw a blank. But once you explain it to them, they're very supportive, according to the latest International Energy and Environment Study from Livonia-based Market Strategies.
DTE Energy to Lay Groundwork for SmartCurrents Program