16 Jan '12, 1am

"Time to get moving" on smart grids, warns Silver Spring Networks. ^A

Government and industry have been warned "it's time to get moving" on the roll-out of smart grids and smart meters ahead of a "big year" for the technology. The UK is aiming to install 53 million smart meters by the end of 2019, a process set to get underway next year. But Eric Dresselhuys, executive vice president at US smart grid technology firm Silver Spring Networks , told BusinessGreen delays were not an option if the country wants to ensure the huge amounts of renewable energy generation scheduled to be built during this decade are able to connect to the grid. FURTHER READING Landis+Gyr beefs up smart grid capabilities with Ecologic acquisition Boost for smart grid as government outlines back-up power plans "We're probably not going to see huge deployment in 2012, but it's really important to prepare for 2013," he said in a phone interview. "2017 sounds a long way aw...

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