Micosoft developing Smart Grid across US, envisions 'smart appliances'

The Obama administration’s effort to develop open standards to accelerate creation of the Smart Grid is an important step and deserves praise. Microsoft has pledged support to the development of a US-wide smart electric power grid. At Microsoft, we believe the energy grid becomes "smart" by injecting software into the various control points in the grid, […]

The Obama administration’s effort to develop open standards to accelerate creation of the Smart Grid is an important step and deserves praise. Microsoft has pledged support to the development of a US-wide smart electric power grid. At Microsoft, we believe the energy grid becomes "smart" by injecting software into the various control points in the grid, so that people and businesses have ready access to timely, user-friendly information that can help them make smart choices about their energy use. We also envision a world where thousands of smart appliances can seamlessly plug into homes thanks to common standards and interoperability frameworks, just  as the “plug and play” model allows thousands of devices to seamlessly plug into PCs today, noted Gupta.

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