Grid IT - where energy meets communications - 04 Aug 2009

On September 8 Paul Budde will present at the Energy 21C Conference in Melbourne.

Here are some of the highlights of his presentation.

There is now widespread agreement of the need for smart grids; however the regulatory system and the risk adverse electricity distribution structure are hampering a more rapid deployment. This is creating opportunities for other companies such as telcos, Google and Microsoft to enter this market. Energy and comms technologies offer a powerful coalition that could lead to an energy/comms revolution, resulting in unprecedented new opportunities that will benefit the planet, save energy and thus lower costs and create new business opportunities. At the presentation I will also discuss how renewable energy can be incorporated (use generated energy) through a far more distributed network architecture (Energy Exchanges). This is also a critical element of the government's $100 million smart grid/smart city project.

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