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 > By DEPARTMENTS > Green Business and Human Resources > Employment in Green Companies and Organizations > Green Jobs and Green Job Training

How to Tap Into the SmartGrid Play

The Smart Grid promises to electrify the nation - literally and figuratively. Green jobs and green careers can be build on innovating, implementing and managing the next generation electrical grid.

Find green business solutions
Use the Smart Grid to reduce carbon emissions, save money, and save the energy being produced and transported to your location.

But how much do you know about the "smart grid" being touted by the Obama administration?

Members of the GridWise Alliance consortium include such major utilities and corporations (get current listings at as:

  • American Electric Power (AEP)
  • Battell
  • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
  • GE Energy
  • Nxegen LLC
  • IBM
  • PJM Interconnection
  • RockPort Capital Partners
  • SAIC
  • Schneider Electric
  • UAI
  • EnergyWeb
  • North America Power Partners
  • EnerNOC Inc.
  • Site-Controls LLC
  • Powerit Solutions
  • RTP Controls Inc.
  • and Ziphany LLC

The federal role in smartgrid development is being spearheaded at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) research facility in Richland, WA.

Industry Info about the SmartGrid

GridWise is the leading trade association dedicated to electricity grid modernization.

Smart Grid News is an industry news journal written for stakeholders in the smartgrid industry, and is also the official publication of the GridWise alliance.

Matter Network offers a smart grid section featuring a variety of content from such major outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle and Greentech Media.

Invest in the Smart Grid Players

GE's SmartGrid is only one of the public companies focusing on the big bucks it will take to reengineer and construct the new electrical SmartGrid.

And if you need a job in the new green economy, consider educating yourself about SmartGrid careers. Don't get stuck in 18th century technology, "Your electric meter is a masterpiece of ninetieth century technology. It’s an analog computer. It contains a motor with a rate of rotation proportional to the product of current and voltage (power) and a clock-like mechanism that integrates power over time to give energy measured in kilowatt-hours displayed on dials read by a person going door-to-door. Its biggest disadvantage is that it cannot tell when the energy is consumed," explains Fred Etcheverry in The Inspired Economist.

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.
| smart grid | infrastructure | electricity | green job training |

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

123 Job Corps Campuses Across the Country

Is a Green Job In Your Future -- In China?

Adjusting to Living Within Our Means - a Family Declaration of Independence

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 |