19 Jan '12, 5pm

Varentec raises $7.7 million from @vkhosla for "power routers" for the smart grid.

Varentec raises $7.7 million from @vkhosla for "power routers" for the smart grid.

Varentec , a startup working on giving utilities digital control over their power grids, has raised $7.7 million from investors led by Khosla Ventures . Looks like Vinod Khosla is placing a bet on his belief that power electronics are the future of the smart grid. That’s because the Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup is working on a market that’s very much in the future. We’re talking about a transformation of the grid from an “analog” magnets-and-wire power delivery network to one that can control and direct the flow of power much the way an internet router directs traffic: in “packets” identifiable all the way from generation to use. That’s going to require a massive overhaul of the grid, and most industry observers predict it will take decades, rather than years, for it to grow. Meanwhile, technology like solid state transformers , next-generation inverters and other powe...

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