Time to ‘like’ the energy internet

By Elisa Wood October 19, 2011 We hear a lot about the upcoming democratization of energy.  But with the average consumer thinking about energy only six minutes per year, it’s fair to wonder if anyone will show up to ‘vote.’ But this week an alliance that includes the intriguing combination of Opower and Facebook offers promise that this … [Read more...]

A Green Cloud is a Transparent Cloud

By Eric Woods Pike Research Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets June 22, 2011 At Connectivity Week in Santa Clara, recently, I took part in a series of panel discussions on data center energy efficiency. The discussions covered a wide range of issues from the practicalities of infrastructure optimization to the possible role of data centers … [Read more...]

Smart Grid needs a Facebook

By Elisa Wood We think we know how smart grid technology will change the utility industry. But do we really? Take a look at this documentary made in 1969. It’s a view of how the world perceived the coming Internet (It’s also a pretty amusing look at how sexist our society still was at that point.) … [Read more...]