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Smart grid growth is all about customer acceptance, and the industry could sure use an iMeter.

Those were central themes at this year’s GridWeek conference, which brought 1,000 vendors, regulators, utility officials and lawmakers to Washington, DC from around the US and from overseas Sept. 12-15. Keep reading →

Modeled after the LEED building certification, the Perfect Power Seal of Approval would recognize excellence in smart grid development.

Currently one of the primary goals of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, the seal would measure reliability, efficiency, cost and consumer empowerment metrics of microgrids and smart grid systems. It is intended as a way to standardize and ensure quality of what is for many customers often still a suspicious system. Keep reading →