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CPS Energy seeking partners to test “grid of the future,” bring more value to customers

Posted by Tracy Idell Hamilton

Nov 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This post was originally published on Energized, CPS Energy's blog, and is reposted here with permission.

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“Architecture specific, vendor neutral.”

 

That was the key message from Raiford Smith, CPS Energy’s vice-president of corporate development and planning, to more than two dozen companies, ranging from Fortune 500 firms like Microsoft, Siemens, AT&T, Verizon and Rackspace, to fast-growing, new-energy economy companies like Omnetric, EnerNOC, OPower and Nest Labs, which gathered in San Antonio recently to discuss potential partnerships.

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CPS Energy hosts energy CEOs, innovators

Posted by Tracy Idell Hamilton

Jun 17, 2013 10:11:00 AM

San Antonio solar AEE MIT meetingThis update is cross-posted from CPS Energy's blog Energized and is written by Tracy Idell Hamilton, a project manager with CPS Energy.

For more than a century, utilities have operated with one overarching goal: to provide reliable power to their customers.

That mission, by its very nature, has meant taking a conservative approach to innovation and technology.

But the energy industry is changing rapidly, and the old way of doing things — building centralized fossil fuel power plants that send power along a grid largely unchanged from Thomas Edison’s day — are no longer sufficient.

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