New Smart Grid Stimulus Channel Monitors Winners, Losers and Lessons Learned

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The federal government is pouring billions of Recovery Act funds into Smart Grid projects. Industry, consumers and policymakers now have a one-stop resource to track stimulus money and results. Underwritten by Telvent and produced by, the new resource is the Web's most comprehensive source of stimulus news, analysis and tools.

We know how important this stimulus information is for the industry, the Web's No. 1 site for the modernization of the electric grid, has launched a one-stop resource to monitor the progress and impact of stimulus awards for Smart Grid projects around the country.

The newly launched Stimulus Channel on provides constant updates, specialized content and timely tools for locating funding, projects and/or partners for the build-out of tomorrow's grid. As those projects begin to report progress (as required by the Recovery Act), the site will also provide a one-stop clearinghouse of the findings and results.

From the billions of dollars parceled out by the federal government to the millions being allocated by state and local governments, the Stimulus Channel makes it easy to surface actionable content. One example: The channel features stimulus toolkits for all 50 states, with links to state energy offices, regulatory bodies and utilities, plus local media coverage of energy issues and initiatives and summaries of state energy projects, RFPs and awards.

"This may be our country's last, best chance to renew the electric power system and make it ready for a future of renewable energy, electric vehicles, and global competition," suggests Founding Editor Jesse Berst. "With this new channel we have made a pledge to cover all things stimulus. It's a big job and we're pleased to have Telvent as a partner."

"We know how important this stimulus information is for the industry," adds Andy Bennet, Telvent president. "At Telvent, our focus is to help our customers maximize their Smart Grid investments. Aligning with the sector's leading content provider was a natural fit for us." has also launched a Smart Grid Standards Channel where utilities can track the all-important - but constantly changing - technology standards mandated for government-funded stimulus project.

The free resources at SGN's Stimulus Channel include:

  • Stimulus News Digest
  • Directory of Energy Awards
  • State Stimulus Toolkits
  • Recovery Act timetables and milestones

About Smart Grid News
Smart Grid News is the sector's oldest, largest and highest-ranked specialty site. It produces daily news analysis, delivers a weekly email summary, publishes the sector's only hands-on product reviews, and maintains the Web's largest collection of Smart Grid-specific resources, including research papers, case studies and stimulus tools. It features exclusive content from some of the world's leading Smart Grid experts, including Charles River Associates, EnerNex Corporation, Horizon Energy, Lux Research, Newton-Evans Research, Pike Research and many others.

About Telvent
Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider that improves the efficiency, safety and security of the world's premier organizations. The company serves markets critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agriculture and environmental sectors.


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