Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > Feature Articles > Alternative Energy Solutions

Google and GE Collaborate on Smart Grid for US Energy Distribution

The electrical grid is a major challenge for renewable energy distribution and stable grid functioning. GE and Google team up to seek policy and technology solutions.

Find green business solutions
Google and General Electric are partnering to improve the nation’s energy network, including the development of a smart grid.

In a statement the two companies say they will use technology, information and corporate resources to drive the changes necessary to empower consumers with better energy choices, whether it’s buying renewable power, driving a plug-in car, or reducing energy bills by managing home energy use.

These goals will be advanced with the launch of a policy partnership in Washington, D.C., and collaboration on advanced energy technologies.

"Policy is a major impediment to building a 21st century electricity system, and the current regulatory and economic model is failing to drive the innovation and investment we need in today’s electric grid," the companies say in the statement. "We will work to overcome regulatory and institutional barriers, and advocate for appropriate incentives."

Initial policy priorities include planning, siting, and cost allocation for the transmission capacity necessary to enable large scale deployment of renewable electricity generation in the United States, and the development and deployment of a smart electricity grid that will empower utilities and end users to manage electricity more efficiently and with lower emissions.

The two companies will also collaborate to develop and deploy renewable energy and plug-in vehicle related technologies. Initial areas of technology collaboration include software, controls, and services to enable utilities to integrate plug-in vehicles into the grid.

"Both companies believe that our economic, environmental and security challenges require that we use electricity more efficiently, generate it from cleaner sources, and electrify our transportation fleet. This 21st century electricity system must combine advanced energy technology – a major GE focus – and cutting edge information technology – a major Google focus. We believe that by combining our efforts, along with other relevant businesses and industries, we can advance critical policy change in Washington and develop new technologies and services for consumers."

Google and GE say they are working on a detailed implementation plan.

The two companies will seek to work with other companies and organizations focused on advancing policies critical to building a 21st century electricity system.”


Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| energy | electricity |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe

Related Articles

Energy Generation Uses
Natural Resources | Water

Bill Gates Innovates Ideas about Energy and Climate

Energy Webinars by Industrial Technologies Program - Every Thursday

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here


We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |