American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

DOE recently released a study that analyzes the economy-wide impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA) funding for Smart Grid project deployment administered by DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE OE). The investments analyzed cover expenditures from August 2009 to March 2012 and encompass nearly

The FCC, state utility commissions, rural customers and others have bemoaned the slow pace of rural broadband build-out and adoption. Some studies suggest that barely 50% of rural households in the U.S. currently utilize a broadband connection. Broadband adoption is an issue, but clearly the unavailability of fast and reliable broadband networks is a major

On June 21, 2010, to the surprise of many, the Maryland Public Service Commission (“MPSC” or “Commission”) denied Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (“BGE”) Application to Deploy a Smart Grid Initiative (“Proposal”).  Stating, “Although we share BGE’s (and others’) hopes, and even enthusiasm, for the long-run potential and importance of the infrastructure upgrades known colloquially