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Earth2Tech's Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco:

Influence: Chambers has been leading Internet networking company Cisco into selling networking gear for the smart grid.

If the smart grid is a recreation of the Internet for the power grid, Cisco, which provides much of the hardware for routing Internet data, could clearly have a huge influence. Cisco execs have even been quoted as saying that the market opportunity for the smart grid is bigger than that of the Internet. While Cisco moved slowly at first into the smart grid market, focusing mostly on the consumer portion of the network, it has more recently become more aggressive and competitive, winning over business with large utilities like Duke Energy.

17 Responses to “Earth2Tech's Top 15 Smart Grid Influencers”

  1. 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,

    Thank you for posting!