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mario8a
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mario8a   12/30/2011 5:57:16 PM
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I see companies moving forward with the implementaton of solar energy, in mexico our neightbors run their operations with solar energu and what they don't use is srnt back to the powrr plant.

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Jay_Bond   12/27/2011 8:14:07 AM
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For as many issues we have here in the states, I know they pale in comparison to some of the huge issues going on in developing countries. Extortion is a huge problem, and many times the local governments are involved so you have no recourse.

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Kunmi   12/26/2011 11:43:44 PM
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Greed and corruption are the killers of innovation the development coutries. It is a pity that it will take a long time for some countries to fully adopt the smart grid .

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Kunmi   12/26/2011 11:25:34 PM
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Extortioning is the prime crime in the developing world when you have to pay for the service you don't really enjoy. There is a country best known to me where you get billed for electricy when you did not even have the power supply. The fact that you have electric cable channelled to your house, you are responsible to pay the estimated bill. Quite unfair at times!

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Dave Sasson   12/26/2011 8:18:17 PM
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@anandvy – Interesting.  I didn't realize it was that high in India. Thanks. 

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anandvy   12/26/2011 1:39:06 AM
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All countries, but especially emerging countries as well under developed countries could benefit from smart metering.

@Dave, you are absolutely correct. Infact in India nearly 30% of the power generated is lost in power theft. I am sure this new technology will help us to reduce problems like power theft.

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Barbara Jorgensen   12/9/2011 2:18:18 PM
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@Jay--argh! That is so typical. And maddening. talex: interest in the grid ebbs and flows...I think it has reignited becuase budgets for 2012 are in the works. I can only speak for the US, but standardization is a big problem. There are a bunch of folks at work it this and they have made progress. But until standards are signed, sealed and delivered, there won't be any ground-breaking, so to speak.

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t.alex   12/9/2011 9:11:21 AM
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We have heard of smart grid like at least 3 years ago. But till now it is still not so common that we almost forget about it. Standardization? Government effort? Collaboration of companies?

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Jay_Bond   12/9/2011 7:26:03 AM
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One of the biggest issues will be cost, and who pays for it. You are correct that even when we do things to save power, water or any other commodity, somebody loses money and tries to make it up somehow. Our local power company has had plans in place to build a new power plant @ 1.2 billion dollars. This was basically expanding their current plant. After all the time promoting 1400 construction jobs and over 100 permanent jobs, they pulled the plug 2 days ago. They say it will cost 20 million dollars to halt the job, and now they want to charge the customers more to pay for it. If we use less power they just raise the rates, kind of like legalized extortion.

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Barbara Jorgensen   12/8/2011 2:24:27 PM
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Absolutely right, Bolaji. With any initiative like this, you have to ask who has skin in the game? Utilities (as they stand now) have a lot to lose if the grid becomes more efficient. Case in point: every summer, my town limits outdoor watering to every other day to conserve water. We did so well that demand for water dropped substantially. So the water department raised our rates. I'd exepct to see a lot more talking before we see the benefits.

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