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Energy Today talks with Kurt Yeager and John Kelly about Illinois smart grid movement

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Thu, 2010-01-28

In the Winter 2010 Energy Today cover story, Kurt Yeager and John Kelly talk about the Galvin Electricity Initiative, the Perfect Power at the Illinois Institute of Technology project, and the low-voltage smart grid being developed in Naperville. The article focuses on how the state of Illinois is aiming to lead the nation in building an improved electrical grid by bringing together government, academia, and the private sector.

Kurt Yeager to talk at upcoming Grid ComForum

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Wed, 2010-01-27

On February 3, Kurt Yeager will be one of the panelists on the “Microgrid Management & Distributed Generation: Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources & Enabling Renewable Energy” session at Grid ComForum in Santa Clara, CA. To register for the event, visit the Grid ComForum Web site and enter the promotional code Galvin to receive a 30% discount. Read more »

Crain's Chicago Business features Bob Galvin and his crusade to fix the electrical grid

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Mon, 2010-01-11

In a January 11 article, Crain's Chicago Business talks about the Galvin Electricity Initiative; Oak Park project; and Bob Galvin's mission to take control of the power grid away from utilities and put it in the hands of consumers.

Orlando Sentinel discusses Leesburg ARRA smart grid grant with Kurt Yeager

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Sun, 2009-12-27

In an Orlando Sentinel article on December 27, Kurt Yeager talks about Leesburg's ARRA smart grid grant and applauds the city's plans to improve their electrical grid and drive down costs for consumers.

Naperville Sun Talks With John Kelly About City's Plan for Complete Automation of Electric Grid

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Wed, 2009-12-16

In a December 16 article, John Kelly talks with the Naperville Sun about the city's plan to install a smart grid that will enable digital monitoring of energy usage and habit adjustments for maximum efficiency.

Kurt Yeager highlights SGIG winning projects in Smart Grid Today article (Part 2 of 2)

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Fri, 2009-11-13

In part 2 of a Smart Grid Today article on November 13, Kurt Yeager outlined his picks of the SGIG winning projects that he believes can help drive the smart grid industry forward. Read more »

Kurt Yeager highlights SGIG winning projects in Smart Grid Today article (Part 1 of 2)

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Tue, 2009-11-10

In part 1 of a Smart Grid Today article on November 10, Kurt Yeager outlined his picks of the SGIG winning projects that he believes can help drive the smart grid industry forward. Read more »

Kurt Yeager quoted in St. Paul Pioneer Press discussing benefits of microgrids

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Mon, 2009-08-31

As described in a St. Paul Pioneer Press article on August 31, a radical innovation in energy production called distributed power is turning traditional power production on its head and giving the electricity consumer more control.

Restructuring Today article highlights Galvin staff additions

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Mon, 2009-07-13

The Galvin Electricity Initiative is expanding its full-time staff to accommodate the smart grid industry's move into the "implementation stage."

AlterNet runs microgrid op-ed by Kurt Yeager

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Thu, 2009-06-25

Kurt Yeager notes in his June 25 op ed on AlterNet that as Congress pushes through the American Clean Energy and Security Act legislation in order to quickly reduce electricity's carbon footprint and fix our unreliable, antiquated electricity grid, this haste may waste this opportune moment to drastically improve America's electricity distribution infrastructure in the long term. Read more »