The “smart grid” isn’t very smart yet. One of its major deficits is the lack of standards, which makes it hard for devices to communicate with it about their power usage.
GridPoint has developed an open platform to tackle that problem. With it, utilities can manage energy loads, incorporating modern elements like hybrid cars that can generate local power.
With GridPoint’s chief strategy officer Karl Lewis, let’s discuss:
* What are the elements of a smart grid? What is GridPoint’s role?
* How does open source fit in? What other companies get to play?
* When might the smart grid become a reality? What is the most likely path?