Siemens and Teradata team up over grid big data

Utilities are increasingly embracing the tools needed to manage big data, and on Monday data warehouse software firm Teradata said it’s teamed up with power grid giant Siemens for a better way to manage the massive data flowing off the smart grid.

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Silver Spring Networks prices boosted IPO, raises $81M

Silver Spring Networks prices its IPO at the midpoint of its planned range, but ends up selling a million more shares, leading the company to raise $81 million. The smart grid company debuts on the New York Stock Exchange today under the symbol SSNI.

Deregulation and the smart grid

As utility markets in the U.S. trudge toward deregulation, many on the smart grid and renewable energy startup scene feel that deregulation could further grease the wheels of their businesses.