12 Jul '11, 12pm

Kansas City to Leverage Google for Smart Grid via @greentechmedia

Kansas City to Leverage Google for Smart Grid via @greentechmedia

Google just extracted itself from the home energy management space the other week when it killed PowerMeter , but that doesn’t mean the internet giant isn’t dabbling in smart grid. Earlier this year, Google chose a community to receive its ultra-fast, one-gigabit per second broadband internet access . Despite the fact that Topeka, KS renamed itself “Google” for a day, the winner was Kansas City, KS and a few months later its larger, better-known neighbor, Kansas City, MO, was also elected to receive the super fast service. The announcement by Google touted that it will be working with the Kauffman Foundation and the University of Kansas Medical Center to develop gigabit applications, but there is another winner: the utilities. The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities and Kansas City Power & Light will be able to leverage the superfast network for metering and potentially ...

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