Earlier this month, Cisco and the Federal Grid Corporation of Russia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that establishes an extended-term collaboration to improve the reliability and efficiency of the nation’s ability grid.
Jennifer Lin from Cisco’s Smart Grid Business Unit and Joe Moran, Senior Vice President with KEMA will be keynote speakers at the SUBNET User Group Conference taking place October 24-28 in Phoenix, Arizona. Lin will share Cisco’s end-to-end vision and strategy for a smarter grid, explaining the role a secure and standards-based network plays in achieving operational efficiencies, grid reliability and security, and network scale for millions of end points within the smart-grid. Moran’s presentation will focus on optimized operational control and smart grid security through automation and advance analysis for improved reliability for utilities and consumers.
Five new members have joined the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG). The new members are Cisco, Cooper Power Systems, Tropos Networks, Grid Net, and U-SNAP Alliance. DRSG provides products and services in the areas of demand response and smart grid technologies and practices.
Just three weeks after partnering with Cisco Systems to fast-track development of a state-of-the-art electric smart grid, Duke Energy has signed a new agreement with Cisco to pilot and further develop a smart grid-enabled home energy management solution. The goal is to provide Duke Energy customers with secure and reliable energy information and a simple-to-use tool to help them reduce the amount of energy wasted in their homes.