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Level the Market for All Emerging Sources of Electricity

Level the Market for All Emerging Sources of Electricity

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) I had the opportunity to discuss the importance of energy storage and battery systems at the White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets on June 16. Participants included leading utilities, state energy officials, energy storage developers, and demand response providers. At the summit, the Obama administration announced approximately $1 billion Read more […]

The Challenge: Building a Digital Enterprise

The Challenge: Building a Digital Enterprise

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Anne Cooney, President of Process Industries and Drives, Siemens USA When I started my career as a machinist in the 1980s, manufacturing software was in its infancy. On the factory floor, some basic tasks were being automated. But I did not imagine that we would soon find ourselves designing new products on a computer or learning how to program robots. Today, this is the reality,…

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View from the Top: Driving Innovation in an Accelerating Market

View from the Top: Driving Innovation in an Accelerating Market

By Amy Huntington, President, Market Group Americas for Philips Lighting. The transformation towards the Internet of Things (IoT) and a connected future is happening at an accelerated rate. As we see an increase in the adaption of smart lighting systems, we are also seeing a dramatic change in products, business models, and the industry as a whole. This has had a direct impact on the innovation, standardization, and regulation cycle, creating new challenges in generating effective standards Read more […]