Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Silicon Valley well-positioned to be a leader in smart-grid technology - San Jose Mercury News

Silicon Valley and the broader Bay Area are well-positioned to be national leaders in the development of smart-grid technologies as utilities, local governments and the privatee sector work to improve the electric grid, a new report by Collaborative Economics of San Mateo concludes.

In 2009, the latest year for which data is available, there were 12,560 smart grid jobs in the Bay Area, defined as Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. That's up from 5,480 smart grid jobs in 1995, a jump of 129%....

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