Smart Grid Survey: Check it Out

Calling all smart grid geeks. Pike Research is looking for interested parties to fill out a survey on opinions about the smart grid industry — what are the most important benefits, issues, and technologies that will help the power grid move into the digital age. Pike Research (our partner for subscription service GigaOM Pro) is offering a free executive summary of the survey results to all participants that fill out the form. Take the survey here.
While the smart grid became a mainstream topic in 2009, 2010 is the year that smart grid companies will start making some real money. Utilities are starting to spend some of those smart grid stimulus funds and in mid-2010 smart grid player Silver Spring Networks is predicted to IPO. Electric vehicles will also first start to appear on the market from the large automakers this year and utilities and smart grid vendors are spending 2010 looking at how to make sure that electric vehicles will be smartly incorporated into the power grid. (That will also be a hot topic at our Green:Net 2010 conference in April in San Francisco).
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