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http://xrl.us/bij3ti A new report from Pike Research forecasts that 276 million smart grid communications nodes will be shipped worldwide from 2010 to 2016, with annual shipments increasing dramatically from 15 million in 2009 to 55 million by 2016... this will represent a total industry investment of $20.3 billion during the seven-year forecast period, with annual revenues increasing from $1.8 billion in 2009 to $3.1 billion by 2016..."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Duke Energy Research: Enabling a More Intelligent Grid- Duke Energy publishes white paper outlining the company's innovative approach to building a smart grid communications architecture

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK - News) today released a new white paper, Developing the Communications Platform to Enable a More Intelligent Grid, which outlines an innovative approach for modernizing our electricity grid. (see Page 6 and 7)



David Masters, Duke Energy manager of technology development and white paper author, outlines his vision to provide affordable, reliable and clean energy for homes and businesses by using a digital communications network to modernize our century-old delivery system.
Masters, along with Duke Energy chief technology officer David Mohler, will hold a webinar on Wednesday, August 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET to discuss the research.
"A digital power grid enabled by an open communications network will allow us to meet our nation's continually growing energy needs in a sustainable way," said Masters. "What's more, this system would allow us to integrate technologies that have already proven effective in other industries in a way that is both flexible and scalable. Utilizing this technology in our grid could significantly improve energy efficiency, reliability and affordability."
To access full text of the white paper, please click here.

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