Grid Net has announced key collaborations with GE Energy and Intel Corp., focused on providing smart grid solutions. Grid Net has been working with the companies to architect and produce open, standards-based, industry-leading Smart Grid products and services for utilities.
The companies have already established the key technological underpinnings for Smart Grid solutions, which include:
“Implementing the Smart Grid requires a truly open approach, using the best products and technology,” states Ray Bell, founder and CEO of Grid Net. “Our focus is all about offering utilities a broader choice of better solutions, at lower costs. That’s why we’re pleased to collaborate with Intel and with GE Energy, and to leverage the ongoing innovations of more than 500 leading WiMAX technology providers into a Smart Grid ecosystem of open standards-based communications, utility transmission and distribution automation, and advanced metering products and technologies.”
"The deployment of Smart Grid solutions addresses the issues of a growing population and climate change by increasing the productivity, reliability, and efficiency of our current electrical power grid. In addition, these technologies will empower the consumer to manage their electricity spend and usage, which will enable all consumers to become a part of solving the energy challenge now facing our planet," says Bob Gilligan, general manager of Transmission & Distribution. "At GE Energy, we have made a choice to be actively engaged in developing these technologies to meet this challenge."
“WiMAX will enable innovative applications for a variety of industries,” said Sriram Viswanathan, vice president, Intel Capital and general manager, Intel WiMAX Program Office. “Grid Net and GE’s Smart Grid solution is a brilliant example of what we can expect from solutions built with WiMAX technology’s performance, cost-effectiveness and standards-based, open architecture.”
Smart Grids Require Truly Open Solutions
Grid Net is catalyzing an ecosystem of providers who believe that the optimal technology for implementing and managing the Smart Grid should be