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Utility Transformation: Energy Storage — the Disruptor from the Edge.

Let us continue to use the hypothetical case study from an earlier article: “I just returned from Houston and my friend got a message on her cell phone that the power was out at their house, but that it would … Read more >

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From the Field: Connected Utility Industry Tackles Transformational Technologies

I’m thrilled to be sharing my thoughts for the first time here on Intel’s Grid Insight’s blog. In my role as an energy solutions architect at Intel I have an opportunity to speak with everyone from OEMs and ODMs to … Read more >

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Wrapping Up: Highlights From Day 3 at European Utility Week in Barcelona

We’re closing in on the final hours of European Utility Week here in Barcelona and want to thank everyone who came by the Intel booth to talk tech with us. It’s an exciting time in the energy industry as technology … Read more >

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Highlights From Day 2 at European Utility Week in Barcelona

  It’s day two at European Utility Week and the energy continues to build on the floor here in Barcelona. We’re hearing lots of questions from attendees on IoT solutions at the edge, in the cloud and in the field … Read more >

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Kicking off European Utility Week in Barcelona With Team Intel

We’re here in Barcelona at the premier European energy conference, connecting the global smart utility community on all things energy—from grid optimization, renewable energy, energy storage, smart metering, smart cities, smart homes, smart buildings, data management, analytics and IoT, cyber … Read more >

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Here’s What to Expect From European Utility Week 2016

  Europe’s largest utility conference kicks off next week and brings together approximately 12,000 international visitors, 450 speakers and 600 exhibitors over three days in Barcelona. European Utility Week 2016 promises something for everyone with topics covering grid optimization, renewable … Read more >


Microgrids Will Drive Smart Cities and IoT Adoption

As took I the stage at the Smart Cities Week 2016 conference in Washington, D.C., this week, it was clear that the topic of microgrids was of huge interest to Smart Cities attendees. I shared the stage with Heather Rosentrater, … Read more >

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Podcast: Mike Bates Discusses Distributed Energy Resources and Changing Business Models for Utilities

In the above podcast, Mike Bates, Director of Energy at Intel, discusses how energy and utilities’ business models are changing and how distributed energy resources will be tied into the energy markets. Mike also shares some insights into the exciting trends … Read more >

Solar Data Interoperability Equals Orange Button

Interoperability is the key to the pervasive uses of smart infrastructure by everyone. In order to accelerate the use of solar technology and reduce costs, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decided earlier this year to fund the creation of … Read more >


Utility of the Future – The Beginning of Transformation

This is the second in a series of articles written by this author for Intel. Following articles will focus on expanding on the concepts introduced in this article. The last article set the stage for the kinds of changes that are … Read more >


Mobile PCs Can Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

  Since the 1960s, automotive deaths and injuries have steadily declined, per mile driven, due to the many steps taken to incrementally improve safety for the motoring public. First there were seatbelts, followed later by crumple zones, airbags, and door … Read more >

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Smart grid and buildings standard emerges. Integration and automation possibilities to accelerate globally.

A new standard developed by SGIP, NEMA, and ASHRAE marries smart grids with buildings in a proactive way. The standard is called the “Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM) standard,” or 201P, and it was published earlier in June. I … Read more >