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Malcolm Unsworth, Itron CEO: Influence: Unsworth was appointed the CEO of leading smart meter company Itron’s in March 2009, replacing LeRoy Nosbaum who served as CEO for the past 9 years. President Obama is calling for the rollout of 40 million smart meters in the U.S. […]

Malcolm Unsworth, Itron CEO:

Influence: Unsworth was appointed the CEO of leading smart meter company Itron’s in March 2009, replacing LeRoy Nosbaum who served as CEO for the past 9 years.

President Obama is calling for the rollout of 40 million smart meters in the U.S. and many of those will be supplied by long time meter maker Itron. Smart grid analyst Jesse Berst explained Itron’s place in the market to us earlier this year as “leading in both market and mindshare,” and he said “a utility doesn’t do a large smart meter rollout without talking to Itron.” Before taking the helm of Itron, Unsworth was the company’s president and chief operating officer, joined its board in December 2008, and entered the company in July 2004 when Itron acquired the firm he was helping lead Schulmberger Electricity Metering.

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  2. [...] Usually when IBM catches our eye with a cleantech play these days, it’s related to the smart grid: Big Blue has developed a variety of software to give utilities more intelligence on the power grid, and the computing giant’s Energy & Utilities chief, Guido Bartels, ranks among our top 15 smart grid influencers. [...]

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  3. [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: By some accounts, the build-out of the smart grid could be the biggest driver of wealth in the next decade. Thousands of companies are now racing to sell software, hardware, and consulting services to utilities that are trying to design smart grid networks and tap into stimulus funds. Here’s our list of the top 15 most influential people in the smart grid space. [...]

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  4. OK, but who are the analysts/independent thought leaders in this space???

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  6. [...] effect on smart grid innovation than Foundation, which is why I put Foundation’s Adam Grosser as the only investor in our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers. [...]

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  7. [...] Usually when IBM catches our eye with a cleantech play these days, it’s related to the smart grid: Big Blue has developed a variety of software to give utilities more intelligence on the power grid, and the computing giant’s Energy & Utilities chief, Guido Bartels, ranks among our top 15 smart grid influencers. [...]

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  8. Impressive list! It sounds like George Arnold & all these companies plus many more have their work cut out for them. Wishing everyone all the luck to create a cleaner, smarter and more efficient energy system.
    There are other companies that are working just as hard but not mentioned above. For example, http://www.titanenergyworldwide.com/

    Thank you for posting!

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  9. [...] As George Arnold, NIST’s National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability (and one of our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers) notes in the release: “[W]e have set a timetable that is much swifter than usual for [...]

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  10. [...] Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, DOE [...]

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  11. [...] with Guido Bartels, General Manager of IBM’s Global Energy & Utilities industry and one of Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers, revisited that sentiment. When I asked him for some tips on how startups and smaller companies [...]

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  12. [...] has been selling “smart grid” technology since 2004, says Bartels (who was on our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers list). But as the smart grid industry is about to receive $4 billion in federal stimulus funds and [...]

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  13. [...] process at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Arnold (one of our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers), getting the standards established for connecting smart appliances in homes is one of the key [...]

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  17. [...] because the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), led by George Arnold (one of our Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers), has been advocating an open approach. The FCC has also been supporting an open standards approach [...]

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