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Guido Bartels, General Manager for Energy & Utilities at IBM: Influence: Bartels heads up all of IBM’s energy and utility business and joined IBM in 1988 from an entrepreneur career in the PC biz. He is currently the Chair of the GridWise Alliance, an industry trade […]

Guido Bartels, General Manager for Energy & Utilities at IBM:

Influence: Bartels heads up all of IBM’s energy and utility business and joined IBM in 1988 from an entrepreneur career in the PC biz. He is currently the Chair of the GridWise Alliance, an industry trade group focused on making the power grid smarter, as well as a member of the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC).

IBM is playing an interesting role in the smart grid space, and has snagged some high profile integration and consulting networking contracts like in Amsterdam’s smart grid project, and the island nation of Malta’s smart grid plan. San Diego Gas & Electric also told us that it is looking to work with IBM for its smart grid wireless network, which could begin construction in 2010. Perhaps on of the most important roles that IBM can play in the smart grid is bringing together various startups that have developed smart grid products at different places on the network.

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  1. Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers « SmartGrid Current Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers Posted August 26, 2009 Filed under: Uncategorized | http://earth2tech.com/2009/08/26/earth2techs-top-15-smart-grid-influencers/ [...]

  2. Why IBM’s Betting on Lithium Air Batteries: Nanotech and Supercomputers Friday, August 28, 2009

    [...] 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. [...]

  3. Earth2Tech Week In Review Saturday, August 29, 2009

    [...] 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. [...]

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

  5. Smart Grid Blog » Blog Archive » Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers Sunday, August 30, 2009

    [...] via Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers. [...]

  6. Smart Grid in a Box Courtesy of Foundation Capital Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    [...] 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. [...]

  7. Why IBM’s Betting on Lithium Air Batteries: Nanotech and Supercomputers « Energy Portfolio Managers Blog Monday, September 21, 2009

    [...] 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. [...]

  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!

  9. Close to 80 Smart Grid Standards Revealed Thursday, September 24, 2009

    [...] 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 [...]

  10. Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers | Viridity Energy Thursday, September 24, 2009

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

  11. How “Smart Grid” Can Be A Dirty Word, Plus 5 Alternatives Thursday, October 15, 2009

    [...] 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 [...]

  12. How to Sell Your Smart Grid Biz to IBM Friday, October 16, 2009

    [...] 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 [...]

  13. Standard Hurdle Looms for Smart Appliances Thursday, December 3, 2009

    [...] 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 [...]

  14. Earth2Tech’s Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2009 Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    [...] Earth2Tech’s Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers: One of my favorites of the year: a list of who I think are the most influential execs in the smart [...]

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  16. Top 15 Stories from 2009 | Earth2Tech « Monday, January 4, 2010

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  17. The Battle Over the Next-gen Open Smart Grid Monday, June 7, 2010

    [...] 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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