Smart Grids dwarfs the Internet - 26 Jun 2009


According to estimates made by Cisco, just the communications portion of smart grids represents a US$100 billion opportunity --- US$20 billion a year over the next five years.

Cisco's expects that work on smart grids will be 100 to perhaps even 1,000 times larger than the Internet. They base this bold assumption on the fact that some homes have Internet access, but some don't. On the other side - at least in the developed world - everyone has electricity access. Smart grids could potentially connect all of these homes.

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