Making Cities Energy-Smart

This guest post is contributed from Microsoft’s Kat Willson, a member of the Environmental Sustainability team who works with Microsoft’s partners to bring sustainability solutions to market. Last week, we attended CERAWeek 2011 in Houston, Texas.  The theme for this year’s conference was “Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change” which focused…

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Steve Ballmer Discusses Cloud Solutions at CERAWeek

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the changing role of technology in the energy industry and IT’s role in energy conservation to more than 1,000 global industry leaders at CERAWeek in Houston. With energy demand expected to increase at least 40 percent by 2035, Ballmer offered his thoughts on how new technologies, such as cloud…

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CERAWeek 2011 - Shale Gale and Celebrities

This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner OSIsoft.   This was my first CERAWeek. I have been to many industry events over the years, and CERAWeek is unique. The content is primarily panels of industry leaders chaired by IHS CERA strategists. Daniel Yergin, IHS CERA chairman, leads most of the plenary sessions. Daniel’s deep,…

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AspenTech and Microsoft at CERAWeek 2011

This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner AspenTech. This year, AspenTech celebrates 30 years of optimization. Since our founding in 1981, as an outgrowth of a coal gasification project at MIT by funded a DOE grant in response to the 1970s oil shock, AspenTech has been exclusively focused on energy and other process industries. At…

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Microsoft Worldwide Utility Study Reveals Status of Smart Grid Adoption

Investment in smart grid technology clearly is evolving among power and utility companies around the world. According to the second Microsoft Worldwide Utility Survey, announced today at CERAWeek 2011 in Houston, the study revealed that utility companies face a number of challenges when striving to move from planning to actual smart grid implementation. They include…

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Steve Ballmer and Microsoft at CERAweek 2011

Leaders from the global energy industry, representing oil, natural gas, power, coal and renewable energy companies, along with government leaders from around the world will be among the 2,000 people attending CERAweek in Houston this week.  This year’s conference theme is “Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change,” and the conference features…

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