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Microsoft Strikes Cloud-Powered Smart Grid, Energy Policy Alliances

Microsoft's Strikes Cloud-Powered #SmartGrid, Energy Policy Alliances  #IoT #smartcity

  • Microsoft and its partners are betting that the cloud can help modernize electrical grids and hasten the spread of renewable energy.
  • Also on Oct. 6, Microsoft announced it has teamed with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a trade association that advocates renewable energy, to create a predictive policy tool that lends transparency to regulatory proceedings involving energy issues.
  • We believe technology can play an important role in accelerating access to renewable energy,” said Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist at Microsoft, in a separate statement. “
  • Now the Redmond, Wash., software giant believes it can use its cloud to help make renewable energy not only an integral part of a community’s energy mix, but perhaps the preferred one.
  • This summer, Microsoft announced a partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute to study flow battery energy storage technology that may help grid operators better cope with increased renewable energy generation.

Microsoft and its partners are betting that the cloud can help modernize electrical grids and hasten the spread of renewable energy.

@evankirstel: Microsoft’s Strikes Cloud-Powered #SmartGrid, Energy Policy Alliances #IoT #smartcity

Microsoft and its partners are betting that the cloud can help modernize electrical grids and hasten the spread of renewable energy.

Microsoft Strikes Cloud-Powered Smart Grid, Energy Policy Alliances