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For example, this controlled environment would permit evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of smart grid applications and integration of renewable energies for residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the economy. Additional testing opportunities would include technologies emerging in intelligent traffic systems, next-generation wireless networks, smart grid cyber security and terrorism vulnerability.
CITE’s first phase of construction is scheduled to begin June 30 and will cost $400 million. Pegasus expects investment in CITE to total $1 billion.
This is the really intriguing part, as noted in posts above ,there are several defense related government agencies already slated to be involved in the program. I imagine all participants will come from a wide spectrum of the military-industrial-energy-information-etc.-complex.
Pegasus managing director Robert H. Brumley said Tuesday at a news conference in Albuquerque that all of the investment in CITE will come from private funders, including private equity investors and lenders. Brumley said the exclusion of government funding will allow CITE to sell its testing services to a wider range of customers, including government and private sector customers.
"Owner's" such an interesting concept.
Brumley said appliance manufacturers want their products to communicate wirelessly with owners and with other appliances in a household. CITE will provide a typical basement in a typical household with access to both traditional and experimental wireless towers where a smart washing machine can await a simulated owner’s instructions.
Largely ignored by the national media, California passed the first statewide Smart Grid bill in the U.S. earlier this month, amid the flurry of renewable energy and efficiency legislation Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also signed.
Aww yes, save the companies money yet cost the consumers more, gotta love it. venturebeat.com...
There has been some pushback from utility customers, concerned that the meters will up their electricity bills, but this response will probably not be unique to California as more states roll out advanced meters to the masses.
Smart meters, so called because they allow real-time usage monitoring, originally were pitched by the industry as a boon to consumers for increasing control over consumption.
boon 1 (b n). n. 1. A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request. 2. A timely blessing or benefit:
A minority of customers complained the devices instead raise their bills, compromise privacy and risk their health with electro-magnetic fields emitted by the wireless technology.
In 2011, the California Council on Science and Technology, a state-created technology advisory board, said in a report it found no evidence from scientific studies that smart meters were harmful and the devices emit far less radio-frequency energy than microwaves or mobile phones.
Washington DC, April 18, 2012 – Pegasus Global Holdings (Pegasus) announced today that it will be holding two Industry Days for its Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation in partnership with Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI), a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems, integration and technical solutions, on 24th and 26th of April. Amongst the invited guests will be US and International Governmental Agencies, Federal Laboratories, Universities, Investment Banks and Fortune 500 companies.